Chapter 16 - Compressor Types

A gas compressor is a mechanical device that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume.
Compressors are similar to pumps: both increase the pressure on a fluid and both can transport the fluid through a pipe. As gases are compressible, the compressor also reduces the volume of a gas. Liquids are relatively incompressible, so the main action of a pump is to transport liquids.
The main types of gas compressors are illustrated and discussed below:

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Above is an excerpt from the chapters of the book: Detail Engineering and Layout of Piping Systems 5th Edition.
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