Air Compressors are devices that converts power into potential energy stored in pressurized air. By one or more methods, an air compressor forces more and more air into a storage tank, increasing the pressure. The compressed air is held in the tank until it is needed for use. The air in the tank can be used for a variety of applications, the tak then depressurizes when the air is released. The tank has a lower limit, once that is reached the compressor turns on again and re pressurizes the tank. An Air compressor differs from a pump because it works for gas and air, while a pump only works for liquids.
Depending on the size and purpose, compressors could be stationary or portable.
Uses of air compressors include the following:
Supplying high pressure clean air (To fill gas cylinders).
Supplying moderate-pressure clean air to a submerged surface supplied diver.
Supplying moderate-pressure clean air for driving some pneumatic HVAC Control Systems valves
Supplying a large amount of moderate-pressure air to power pneumatic tools
Filling high pressure air tanks to fill tires