Figure 8-2.Compression cycle in a reciprocating air compressor.
NAVEDTRA 10644-G1, air compression systems are
TYPES OF AIR COMPRESSORS
described as to basic design, operation, and preventive
maintenance. In this chapter we will review some of the
The three types of air compressors are
earlier material and discuss troubleshooting and
reciprocating, sliding vane, and screw design. The
overhaul of air compressors and their related controls.
driving unit provides power to operate the air
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compressor and is usually a diesel engine. Air
Figure 8-3.Typical rotary vane compressor.