Axial and Centrifugal Compressors and Expander-Compressors
API Std 617 | 8th Edition | September 2014 |
Covers the minimum requirements for centrifugal compressors used in petroleum, chemical, and gas industry services that handle air or gas, including process gear mounted. Does not apply to fans or blowers that develop less than 34 kPa (5 psi) pressure rise above atmospheric pressure; these are covered by API Std 673. This standard also does not apply to packaged, integrally-geared centrifugal air compressors, which are covered by API Std 672.