What are the Application Of Compressor

What are the Application Of Compressor

Basic Of Compressor  : 

A compressor is a mechanical device that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume.

Compressor is a machine which increases the pressure of a fluid by mechanically decreasing its volume (i.e. by compressing it).(The fluid here is generally air since liquids are theoretically incompressible).


  • Compressed Air is often described as the fourth utility, although not as ubiquitous as electricity, petrol and gas, it plays a fundamental part in the modern world.
  • The importance of compressed air is often over looked, but in reality it plays a vital part in most modern manufacturing processes and modern civilization.
  • Although we may not realize it most products we use today could simply not be made without compressed air.
  • Compressed air accounts for about 10% of the global energy used in industry today.
  • With so many applications in different environments being dependant on compressed air, the compressors not only have to compress the air to a specific pressure, at a certain flow, it has to deliver air of the right quality.
  • To most people, a compressor is all that is required to compress air, but to obtain the right quality of the compressed air, more equipment is often needed.
  • Filters and dryers are often needed to remove oil and water before it reaches the application.
  • Compressed Air has a range of completely oil-less compressors where air comes into contact with the process it serves and so the quality is critical, for example in where a compressor may be used in a food packaging role.
air compressor
air compressor


  • Reciprocating compressors are typically used where high compression ratios (ratio of discharge to suction pressures) are required per stage without high flow rates, and the process fluid is relatively dry.
  • Screw compressors: Trailer mounted diesel powered units are often seen at construction sites, and are used to power air operated construction machinery.
  • P.E.T bottling industries, gas filling stations usually use reciprocating compressors. Processing equipment, Oxygen Generators Oil
  • Atomization use compressors of required capacity.
  • Air compressors: a compressor that takes in air at atmospheric pressure and delivers it at a higher pressure.
  • Compressors serve the basic necessities & form an integral part of the company .
  • Pneumatic brakes
  • Pneumatic drills
  • Pneumatic jacks
  • Pneumatic lifts
  • Spray painting
  • Shop cleaning
  • Injecting fuel in Diesel engines
  • Refrigeration and Air conditioning systems.

Sachin Thorat

Sachin is a B-TECH graduate in Mechanical Engineering from a reputed Engineering college. Currently, he is working in the sheet metal industry as a designer. Additionally, he has interested in Product Design, Animation, and Project design. He also likes to write articles related to the mechanical engineering field and tries to motivate other mechanical engineering students by his innovative project ideas, design, models and videos.

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