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Air-Compressors & Parts

Device that converts power to potential energy stored in pressurized air

An air compressor is a device that converts power into potential energy stored in pressurized air. By one of several methods, an air compressor forces more and more air into a storage tank, increasing the pressure. When the tank's pressure reaches its engineered upper limit, the air compressor shuts off. The compressed air, then, is held in the tank until called into use. The energy contained in the compressed air can be used for a variety of applications, utilizing the kinetic energy of the air as it is released and the tank depressurizes. When tank pressure reaches its lower limit, the air compressor turns on again and re-pressurizes the tank. Air-compressor parts consist of a piston, connecting rod, crankshaft, cylinder, and a valve head. Browse through this category for air compressors and parts available in Zambian stores.

Air compressor parts are also similar to a small gas engine. They consist of a piston, connecting rod, crankshaft, cylinder, and a valve head. The air is compressed in the following manner: The valve head at the top of the compressor tank draws air in by the downward movement of the piston in the cylinder.

Air compressors are vital to power sources for many businesses, and they have a variety of applications for use. From start-and-stop use in an auto repair shop to twenty-four-hour daily operation in a factory or other industrial setting, the process of pressurizing air is a common business operation, and it needs to be efficient.

Air compressors can work long and hard depending on your environment, so it’s important to keep the internal workings of your air supply system well maintained to benefit your business productivity and profits. Every part has a specific function. If those parts aren’t maintained properly, it can affect air supply, energy consumption, and the frequency of service.

Depending on your application, you can select a compressor in either the reciprocating piston design or the more common large industrial solution known as the rotary screw design. They each have a different method of achieving the same result: creating compressed air.

The process of compressing air is similar to the operation of an internal combustion engine and is powered with electricity. Air compressor parts are also similar to a small gas engine. They consist of a piston, connecting rod, crankshaft, cylinder, and a valve head.

The air is compressed in the following manner:

  • The valve head at the top of the compressor tank draws air in by the downward movement of the piston in the cylinder.
  • As the piston moves up, the air is compressed.
  • The increased pressure forces the discharge valve to open, so then the air moves into the tank.
  • With every stroke, more pressure is built up in the tank until it reaches capacity and the pressure switch shuts off the motor.
  • Two-stage compressors have the same operation with the addition of a second cylinder, which air is pumped into to create greater pressure

The three most common air compressors are reciprocating, rotary screw and centrifugal. Reciprocating air compressors are considered positive displacement machines, which means they increase the pressure of the air by reducing its volume.

Brands of air compressors

  • Rolair VT25BIG Air Compressor
  • Best Pancake Air Compressor: Metabo HPT “The Tank” Pancake Compressor EC914SM
  • Best Inflator: Ridgid 18V Digital Inflator R87044
  • Makita Quiet Series 3 Gallon Air Compressor MAC320Q
  • Makita 5.5 HP Big Bore Gas Air Compressor MAC5501G

Types of air compressors

  • Rotary Screw Compressor.
  • Reciprocating Air Compressor.
  • Axial Compressor.
  • Centrifugal Compressor.