Performance Testing

Using a load bank to determine compressor performance:
  1. Shut off valve B to the plant. This will allow the full flow of the compressor to be directed to atmosphere through the load bank.
  2. Begin by opening orifices on the meter until the compressor can just keep up at test pressure. Add the valves that are open and you have the flow.
  3. Next, open or close more valves to test at other loads and make note of the resulting pressure. The pressure/flow points can then be plotted to form a performance curve for the compressor.