Few Facts To Know About Compressors

As the name suggests, the air compressors are powerful machines that are designed to compress air, creating in this way kinetic energy that can be use for various applications. The compressors are the most common air tools which are used in many facilities. Thanks to their robust design, long service life and simple installation, the air compressors are number one choice for many industrial facilities, like: automotive, plastics, paint and panel, food and beverage, manufacturing and many other industry sectors.


Great number of people know that air compressors convert power into kinetic energy by pressurizing air. But, not so many know the following facts:

  • The first air compressor on the market was the reciprocating compressor. Although it works like a combustion engine, it still has the opposite function. The volume of the chamber is reduced once air is pumped inside.
  • Do you know that air compressors generate a significant amount of heat during the entire compressing process? Around 95% of the heat produced by the industrial air compressors can be used to provide buildings with hot water.
  • Do you know that if you take two identical cans with identical weight and fill one with normal atmospheric air and the other with compressed, the one that contains compressed air will weigh more than the other can?
  • That rotary screw compressors are the second most popular air compressors available on the market. As the name applies, the air is compressed between two screws which increase the power as they are turned on.
  • Around 70% of all Australian manufacturing facilities use air compression systems. That’s because the air compressors can save up to 10% of electricity. For big manufacturing plants, that can be very significant in terms of cost savings.
  • Did you know that the average sound level produced by the air compressors ranges between 40 and 90 dB? dB stands for the amount of noise that the air compressors produce.
  • The air compressors that produce more than 85 dB can actually cause hearing loss. That’s true if you are exposed to that noise for more than 8 hours. Unlike the reciprocating air compressors, the rotary screw compressors are described as quiet and safe machines.