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Piston Compressors: Application Areas

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January 25, 2021

Where You Can Find a Piston Compressor

Reciprocal compressors, also known as piston compressors, can be found when compressed air requirements are small. In the following guide, you can find out more about the application areas of piston air compressors.

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Reciprocal compressors are mostly suitable for small compressed air requirements; one-stage compressors for pressures up to about 800 kPa, while several stage versions can produce up to 30,000 kPa.

Operation should be intermittent. An air-cooled reciprocal compressor's load level must not exceed 60%. After 2 minutes of compression, the compressor must rest for at least 1.5 minutes. The total compression time pre day should be kept to a maximum of approx. 4 hours.

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