Air Compressor Functions – Reference Video.net
motors, through which compressed air can be discharged at a preset pressure according to the need. An Youtube tutorial by the Learn Channel about “How the Air Compressor operates?” is available. This video provides information on how to pick the correct air compressor.
There are two kinds of air compressors, positive displacement and dynamic. This tutorial will focus on positive displacement compressors. They can be used to push air into an enclosed chamber to decrease the size of the chamber.
Two kinds of air compressors with positive displacement are classified as the reciprocating and rotary. These air compressors are considered reciprocating because they use pistons powered by crankshafts as well as cylinders. Pistons compress air, increasing its density while decreasing its volume and not converting it into liquid. While air is compressed in only one movement in the single stage compressor and squeezed two times during a second stage of compressor in order so that it can cool prior to exiting the second-stage compression.
During compression, friction generates heat. It is recommended to use water cooling for multistage compressors. Combining reciprocal air compressors tanks that are controlled by two-point controllers as well as tank diaphragms, or rotating compressors will help to reduce wear and help reduce energy consumption.