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Centrifugal Compressors

A centrifugal compressor is a vaned-type compressor in which stationary and rotating blade rows are used to increase the pressure rise of the intake air in a short axial distance. In a centrifugal compressor, the energy of the fluid is increased drammatically as the fluid is taken from an axial inlet and moved to a much larger radius. Centrifugal compressors are very popular in applications in which there is insufficient space for multiple axial compressor stages.