Air compressor enables air pressure control for effective production. Air compressors are diverse in nature with different functionality and applications. Listed below are the different kinds of Industrial Air Compressor.
Types of Industrial Air Compressor
Classification of air compressor can be carried out in different ways but the most popular one is based on the principle of its operation. This way the air compressor is divided into two large categories named – Positive Displacement Air Compressor and Roto-Dynamic Compressor.
Positive displacement compressor classifications
These compressors are further divided into reciprocating and rotary compressor. Reciprocating and rotary compressor can be of various types as stated in the chart.
|Reciprocating Compressor||Rotary compressor|
|In-line compressor||Screw compressor|
|V-shaped compressor||Vane type compressor|
|Tandem-piston compressor||Lobe and scroll compressors|
|Double acting compressor|
Under this category, we have a centrifugal compressor and axial flow compressor.
Now let us understand the most popular types of air compressors…
Reciprocating In Line Compressor –
This is the most widely used air compressor
Simplest in design
Has a varying pressure tag
Directly driven by electric motors or diesel engines
V-shaped compressor –
Air cooled compressor –
Has two cylindrical head unit with concentric valves mounted on each
Single acting compressors –
It has piston at one end
Double acting compressor –
These have two sets of suctions and delivery valves on both sides
Compressed air delivery is continuous in comparison to single acting compressor
Rotary compressor –
These are not reciprocating in nature. They do not have any piston and crankshaft. They are efficient in low air pressure requirements.
The various classification of air compressor enables you to select the best for your farm as per requirements.
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