Common Compressor Terms You Should Know
There is a wide world of compressors out there. Hopefully these terms will help you to understand each one a little bit better. To learn which option will work best for you, contact the team at Active Air Industries Ltd. in Langley. We supply, install, service and repair all kinds of compressors. Call us today!
Machines designed for compressing air from an initial intake pressure to a higher discharge pressure.
A reciprocating motion to compress air via pistons.
A screw or vane method of compressing air which gives a continual flow of compressed air.
Those in which compression from initial to final pressure is complete in a single step or stage.
Those in which compression from initial to final pressure is completed in two distinct steps or stages (two different sized pistons).
Devices for removing the heat of compression of the air between consecutive stages of multi-stage compressors.
Devices for removing the heat from the compressed air after compression is complete.
Devices for collecting and removing moisture from the air.
Refrigerated Air Dryers
Use a refrigerant system/heat exchanger to dry air.
Desiccant Air Dryers
Use a drying media (desiccant or activated alumina) to dry air.