Rotary Screw Air Compressor
The rotary screw air compressor is the ideal solution for most industrial settings where there is a constant and high demand for pressurized air. They are considered energy efficient, quieter, and can withstand demanding environments for many years when serviced and repaired properly.
The workhorse of air compressors, rotary screw machines are designed to run constantly and produce large amounts of pressurized air.
The name of this compressor comes from the two counter-rotating screws that are the source of the compression.
The Process of Operation of The Rotary Screw Air Compressor:
- Outside air is drawn in and travels through the inlet air filter to catch particles and debris in the air that would cause damage to the internal components of the compressor.
- The air then goes through an inlet valve and into the small spaces between the interlocking screws, which turn and move the air through the compression chamber.
- In oil-injected models, oil is also injected into the rotors and moves along with the air to the air/oil separator tank where the separation occurs through a filter; the oil leaves the tank to be reused in the process. The air travels through a cooler to bring the temperature down to 12 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit above the ambient temperature before leaving the compressor to be used to perform work.
This process produces a steady stream of compressed air and is beneficial for many applications that require a high supply of air.
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