| Air compressor is a machine through which we can convert power into kinetic energy. This kinetic energy is made through pressure and compression of air which can either be of positive type displacement or negative type displacement. In positive type displacement the air is forced into the compression chamber and its volume is decreased while in negative displacement centrifugal force is used to increase or decrease the air pressure.
The popular brands in air compressor range are
Types of Air Compressors
| According to pressure limit
|| According to capacity
|| According to Horse Power
|| According to classification & Operations
and High (pressure limits).
20 to 24 Litre
50 to 100 Litre
0.5 to 1.5 hp
2 to 2.5 hp
Rotary screw compressor
These air compressor pumps can either be oiled or oil-free. The method of cooling can either be air-cooled or water-cooled.
The ideal features of an air compressor are as follows -
Can be easily transported
Automatic pressure cut-out switch
Outlet pressure gauges