How Do Air Compressors Work?
either a gas or an electric motor will turn a pump inside the pump is a piston every time the piston goes down a valve opens and it pulls in air and closes when its at the bottom when the piston goes back up another valve opens and the piston pushes air out of the valve and into the tank an continues to do this untill the tank reaches a preset pressure setting suck as (150 psi)cby the factory and stops the motor once the tank gets down to a certian psi the motor starts back up and the process starts over
air compressors work on simle principle of compressing the air at lower temperature. air being the only fluid having highest level of compressibility is subjected to compression either by piston, rotating screw or centrifugal effect in a sealed environment where heat is carried away regularely with the help of coolants. thus in a sequential process the air is compressed. generally the air is captivated in a cavity/space and this cavity/space is sequentially reduced in order to have compression effect and the resulting rise in temperature is taken away by coolants at regular heat thus finally resulting in compression of air.