Surge can be a major challenge for turbocompressors. Operation in the surge area
will result in an instability, exposing the machine to destructive stresses and forces, high vibration, and even serious damage.
During the pandemic we've been seeing the perpetuation of myths surrounding personal air filtration (AKA facemasks). As much as we'd enjoy poking fun at urban legends, we'll stay focused on air filtration for gas turbines.