Air Compressors Explained - Types & Configurations

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You may be aware that you need air compressors for your business, but if you’re like many people, you don’t know a whole lot about them. As a leading U.S. compressor provider, we at The Titus Company want you to understand everything you need to know about air compressors so you can make informed decisions about air compressors for your company.

Air compressors are simply devices that pressurize air to the desired level and push it out into a space in a steady stream. Air compressors come in a variety of sizes, configurations and types. There are a few different types of air and gas compressors that we offer at The Titus Company, including:

  • Reciprocating Compressor – The application of a reciprocating compressor is to introduce air into a chamber through a valve system, at which point it is compressed with a series of pistons.
  • Rotary Screw Compressor – A screw air compressor uses a pair of helical screws to drive air into the chamber and shrink the chamber to compress the air.
  • Centrifugal Air Compressor – Centrifugal air compressors draw air into the center of a rotating impeller using radial blades.
  • Oil-Free Scroll Compressor – Compressors generally require oil-based lubrication to keep their parts moving smoothly. An oil-free scroll compressor works without oil for clean environments where oil could contaminate the facility. The scroll compressor is not the only type of oil-free gas compressor. While we most commonly offer oil-injected rotary screw compressors and reciprocating compressors, you can order an oil-free screw compressor from Titus as well.
  • Pressure Lubricated Air Compressor – These air compressors use pressure to make sure the oil gets everywhere it needs to go to fully lubricate the compressor.

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