Compressor Types

The compressor is one of the four basic components required for the mechanical refrigeration process. While most system designers will not normally select a compressor by itself, the compressor is one of the major components of the air-conditioning systems that they design. An understanding of compressors and how they operate will help the designer better select and apply air-conditioning units. This TDP has four major sections describing compressors and their operation and application. First, the different refrigeration cycles are discussed. These include the positive displacement cycle, the dynamic cycle (centrifugal Cycle), and the absorption cycle. The second section explains terminology associated with compressors and describes design and operational issues that relate to several of the types of compressor designs. The third section explains each of the five major compressor types used in comfort cooling applications in terms of the principle of operation, construction, and performance. The final section addresses system impacts on compressors and how compressors are selected to match the design requirements. Ac knowledge of the basics of the mechanical refrigeration cycle is necessary to understand this TDP.

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