Positive Displacement Compressors

Learning objectives

  • Describe a positive displacement air compressor
  • Identify the basic design characteristics
  • Recall the operation of a reciprocating air compressor
  • Explain the operation of the following types of rotary air compressors:
    • Screw type
    • Lobe type
    • Vane type

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the basic design and operation of positive displacement air compressors, including both the reciprocating and rotary types.

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