Element for compressing or expanding a gas and method for controlling such element

Karolien Kempen (Inventor), Bjorn Verrelst (Inventor), Philippe Ernens (Inventor), Wouter Ceulemans (Inventor), Guy De Greef (Inventor), Florian Fettweis (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

An element for compressing or expanding a gas comprising:- a rigid housing (2) containing an internal chamber;- a rotor (3a, 3b) situated in the internal chamber and comprising a rotor shaft (4a, 4b);- one or more bearings (7) in which the rotor shaft (4a, 4b) is bearing-supported, wherein the rotor (3a, 3b) with its rotor shaft (4a, 4b) is rotatably mounted with respect to the housing (2) by means of these bearings (7), wherein the rotor (3a, 3b) is mounted with one or more clearances with respect to a wall (5) of the internal chamber.The element (1) is provided with a separate yielding component (10), not directly attached to the rotor (3a, 3b), and which is positionally adjustable with respect to the housing (2) in such a way that at least one of the clearances can be acted upon.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP4015768
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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