361-0507/07 – Compressors, Fans and Pumps (KVC)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Power EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Kamil Kolarčík, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Kamil Kolarčík, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFS, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOL10 doc. Ing. Kamil Kolarčík, CSc.
SMI0020 Ing. Zdeněk Šmída, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Understanding the working process of compressors and pumps. Description of processes which characterize energy transformation in compressors and pumps. Description of elementary energy and economic criteria of energy transformation evaluation. Discussion of economical and environmental consequences of energy transformation. Solution proposal of management of power engineering processes in compressors´ and pumps´ stations.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs
Field trip
Teaching by an expert (lecture or tutorial)


The subject belongs to a group of subjects which closely follows the subjects of thermomechanics, physics and hydromechanics. Students acquire basic knowledge and awareness from the field of study the energy transformation in piston compressors, flow machines, dynamics compressors, fans and displacement and dynamics pumps. Creative thinking is further developed in complex theoretical calculations of the individual components of these energy transformation machines. An integral part of the teaching is the practical measurement of the energetic properties at measuring stands in laboratories. The aim of the subject is to form a professional profile of a graduate who will work as a designer of these energy transformation machines respectively as their operator with both technical and economic knowledge of categories and minimal disruption to the environment.

Compulsory literature:

BLOCH, P. Heinz. A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology – Second Edition. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2006, 555 p. ISBN: 978-0-471-72793-4. BORREMANS, Marc. Pumps and Compressors. 1. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley And Sons, 2019, 512 s. ISBN 978-1-119-53414-3. J. MORAN, Michael, Howard N. SHAPIRO, Daisie D. BOETTNER a Margaret B. BAILEY. Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 9th Edition. 9th Edition. New York: John Wiley, 2018. ISBN 978-1-119-39138-8.

Recommended literature:

LOGAN, E.Jr.: Handbook of Turbomachinery (Mechanical Engineering, No. 158) (2 ed.). New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003. ISBN 0-8247-0995-0. KHAN, A., A.; GORLA, R.,S.R. Turbomachinery: Design and Theory. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003. ISBN 0-8247-0980-2. GIAMPAOLO, T. Compressor Handbook: Principles and Practice. Lilburn: The Fairmont Press, 2010, 361 p. ISBN: 0-88173-616-3 GÜLICH, J. F. Centrifugal Pumps. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2008, 923 p. ISBN: 978-3-540-73694-3. BRENNEN, E. Christopher. Hydrodynamics of Pumps. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994, 293 p. ISBN: 0-19-856442-2. WAHREN, Uno. Practical Introduction to Pumping Technology. Houston: Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 1997, 208 p. ISBN: 0884156869.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous checking of knowledge by means of tests. Repetition of the basic knowledge of the thermomechanics and hydromechanics in relation to the subject. 1. thematic task: "Measurement of the energy characteristics at the displacement compressors". 2. thematic task: "The radial compressor". The calculation of the main dimensions. 3. thematic task: "The axial compressor". Measurement of the energy characteristics. 4. thematic task: "The flow machine". The calculation of the main dimensions. 5. thematic task: "The centrifugal pump". The determination of the energy characteristics by the measurement. 6. thematic task: "Centrifugal pump". Determining the operating point and the optimal cooperation.


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Other requirements

Active participation in exercises with a minimum of 80% attendance. Creating and submitting assigned thematic tasks.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction, repetition of thermomechanics and hydromechanics, a division of energy transformation machines and their use. 2. The compression of the known process? Compression isothermal, isentropic and polytropic with heat input and heat output. 3. Displacement compressors with a reciprocating movement of the piston, the ideal and the real machines. 4. Displacement compressors with the rotary movement of the piston, the shock compression and the shock expansion. 5. The regulation and control of a displacement compressors flow performance and pressure. 6. The ideal stage of radial compressors, a description, the energy transformation, the Euler's equation. 7. The actual stage of radial compressors, shapes of the rotor blades, the efficiency, the compression curve in the enthalpy-entropy diagram, the energy characteristics. 8. The ideal and the actual stage of the axial turbocompressor, the 2D bladed grid, vectors of velocities, basic parameters, angles of the stream, forces acting on a blade profile, the transformation of energy, the Euler's equation, losses, the efficiency of the transformation. 9. The axial fans (single stage in the design of stage: R+S, IS+R, the two-stages fans with the counterrotating rotors), the radial fans, the diagonal fans (Schicht's and Eck's fan). 10. The practical operation of compressor stations, the operating point, the practical measurement of energy characteristics, the humidity of the air, the pumping of the compressor and so on. 11. The regulation and control of a dynamic compressors flow performance and pressure. 12. The theory of the flow machines, the ideal and the actual flow machines, the schemes, description of their operation, the diagrams of velocity and the pressure. 13. The flow of gases and vapors through nozzles, the choice of the nozzles type, the calculation of the nozzles main dimensions, the critical values, the influence of a counterpressure. 14. Pumps - The geodetic height, the total transporting height and the manometric height, the maximum suction height of the pump. The transformation of energy, the operational measurements of the energy characteristics. 15. Parallel and serial cooperation of dynamic machines, the operating point. Seminar on topics chosen by students

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  16
        Examination Examination 65  35 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Without compulsory attendance CREDIT: Processing and timely submission of worksheets in the required quality EXAM: The written part of the examination The oral part of the exam

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: A student with an individual study plan (ISP) is required to prepare worksheets for individual lecture blocks in accordance with the list of specific questions provided by the teacher. These are the following worksheets: WS_1) Machines for energy transformation and compressors WS_2+3) Displacement compressors WS_4+5+6) Dynamic compressors

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2024/2025 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
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2023/2024 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0713A070002) Energy Engineering ENS K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2020/2021 Summer
2019/2020 Summer