What is Performance Testing?
When you acquire a compression unit, the manufacturer generally supplies an operating map for the unit, showing what the efficiency and gas power should be at various operating conditions.
Performance Testing has both financial and operational benefits, including:
You can also see Getting started,
read the brochure (pdf),
or read the User's Guide (pdf)
Doesn't our SCADA system do this?
The better SCADA systems do give you part of the story. In most cases though, not enough pressure & temperature information is transmitted to the SCADA system to be able to accurately measure performance, or to build accurate operating maps.
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