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Gas compressor with side branch absorber for pulsation control

United States Patent

May 24, 2011
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A method and system for reducing pulsation in lateral piping associated with a gas compressor system. A tunable side branch absorber (TSBA) is installed on the lateral piping. A pulsation sensor is placed in the lateral piping, to measure pulsation within the piping. The sensor output signals are delivered to a controller, which controls actuators that change the acoustic dimensions of the SBA.
Harris; Ralph E. (San Antonio, TX), Scrivner; Christine M. (San Antonio, TX), Broerman, III; Eugene L. (San Antonio, TX)
Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX)
11/ 752,761
May 23, 2007
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in certain circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-FC26-04NT-42269 for the United States Department of Energy.