What are compressors and what are they used for?
A compressor is a power machine used to increase the pressure of air or gas, thus significantly improving the supply. They are used on a large scale in households, industry, technology and the transport of bulk materials. Compressors used in industry are used, among others, for painting, powering tools or increasing pressure in systems or supplying air to car tyres. Additionally, they are useful for pumping natural gas or loading internal combustion engines. It should also be remembered that the use of an industrial compressor requires specialised qualifications. We can hierarchise them due to their divergent parameters.
Given the type of machine design, we can divide into flow and positive displacement compressors. For example:
- Rotary screw compressor - a positive displacement device, with two rotors rotating in different directions, compression takes place; air circulation and lubrication are independent of each other, therefore the machine is oil-free: there is no need for frequent maintenance;
- Reciprocating compressor - commonly referred to as a positive displacement compressor; the device draws in air which, via the piston, minimises its volume and increases its pressure;
- Centrifugal compressor - otherwise known as a dynamic compressor, it maximises the pressure by increasing the pressure of the air; it is ideal for conditions where it is necessary to operate with impeccably clear air; air circulation and lubricating media are independent of each other, consequently the machine does not need oil; there is no need for frequent impregnation.
Due to the interdependence of compression we distinguish between:
With regard to mobility, we can distinguish between:
- stationary compressors,
- mobile compressors.
Taking into account the type of medium being compressed:
- air compressor,
- gas compressor.
Another aspect to consider is the number of steps. We divide this into:
The last but very important parameter is the type of drive. We can distinguish:
- manual compressor,
- electric compressor.
During its work, the compressor imitates a lot of heat, and consequently the cooling system is indispensable. One of its most important components is the water pump. This prevents the machine from overheating and, consequently, even the drive from seizing up.
Wide range of compressor applications.
The most common compressor used in pneumatics is an air compressor in the image of a compressor. The advantage of these compressors is that they ensure a continuous flow of compressed air of uniform strength throughout the system. An appropriate power supply is responsible for this, thanks to which it is able to effectively connect to one or more pressure accumulators. Compressors of this type can be found on production lines, petrol stations, vulcanisation plants, paint shops, railways or repair workshops. It is also easy to find compressors in shops that are suitable for domestic use. These are the smallest compressors available on the market. The most popular models are piston compressors. They are equipped with a welded tank, which is very compact. Ideally suited for easy transport. They are mainly used to pump inflatable swimming pools, pontoons, wheels or balls. They are also suitable as rechargeable batteries for powering domestic pneumatic tools such as grinders, drills or screwdrivers. They are also used in repair work or cleaning other machines. They effortlessly blow dirt out of hard to reach places. And thanks to the use of compressed air, painting walls or fences will significantly improve and speed up the quality of work.
Based on the above information, we can be sure that thanks to the welding machine we are able to save a lot of time and money. However, what about permissions should be asked?
Training on compressors at the ERGON Centre for Staff Improvement
You are cordially invited to attend a professional course covering compressor operation. In our facilities we focus on the quality of the highest service and specialized approach so that you can easily obtain the desired professional qualifications.
As part of the vocational education process, our aim is to provide selected courses. We guarantee theoretical and practical classes where you can acquire competences related to the supervision and operation of equipment. After At the end of the training, participants have the opportunity to take a specialised examination before a qualification board. If the result is positive, the certificate obtained is valid for a period of 5 years, after which it must be renewed. Each person will freely assimilate new knowledge and learn to operate equipment such as:
- suction cups,
- compressed air systems.
Who can take part?
The training is open to any adult with a minimum of primary education.
Price of training:
We run courses at very satisfactory prices. To find out all the costs and more interesting news, we invite you to contact us by phone.When and where is the training taking place?
Classes are held in our branches across the country, but we also organise open classes for closed groups with travel to the client. Courses are held according to the current information on our website. We also organise other training courses, among others on mobile platformscranes, HDS cranes, forklifts or telescopic handlers. Take a look at our offer!