Piston Air Compressors
Piston air compressors are the most common and oldest type of industrial compressor. One of the two fundamental concepts of air compression is displacement compression. Many types of compressors, especially piston compressors, are categorised as displacement compressors. This type of air compressor employs displacement principles to boost the pressure of the contained volume of gas or air, this is why they are in high demand.
They come in a variety of designs, including single-acting, double-acting, oil-lubricated, and even oil-free. A double-acting design, with one vertical, low-pressure cylinder and one horizontal, high-pressure cylinder, is an extremely popular layout. Splash or pressure lubrication is used in oil-based systems, whilst piston rings or toothed walls are used in oil-free versions.
What Can You Use Piston Air Compressors For?
Piston compressors use the reciprocating motion of one or more pistons to compress gas within a cylinder and discharge it into high-pressure receiving tanks by valving. While the primary purpose of piston compressors is to generate compressed air as an energy source, pipeline operators also utilise piston compressors for natural gas transportation. They are used in various industries such as industrial, commercial, and trade sites.
Some advantages of Piston Air Compressors include: From a practical standpoint, the technology is less expensive; maintenance is inexpensive, technicians are quickly identified, and spare parts (should they be required) are readily available and easily accessible.
At Compressed Air Systems UK, we have a variety of knowledge about air compressors, as we have been in business for over 30 years. As well, we offer a range of ancillaries, service kits, and lubricants from many manufacturers such as Sealey Tools. Call us at 0121 7533 330 to speak to a member of our team who will be pleased to answer your questions and provide you with more details if you’d like to learn more.