Understanding compressor types

A compressor is the heart of every refrigeration system. It functions to circulate refrigerant within a closed loop system, drawing it from the evaporator in a gaseous form before sending it on to a condenser at a much higher pressure. As a result it can provide cooling.

The technology involved in compressors has advanced a great deal over the years as demands for refrigeration have expanded. Now there are different types based on how they compress the refrigerant. There are two main categories; rotary and reciprocating. The first utilises rotational movement to provide the compression. Reciprocating movement provides it in the other type.

When selecting a compressor there are several different things to consider including the speed, efficiency, noise, pressure lift, size, and lifecycle. It is important to select a product that ticks all of the right boxes.

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