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We’re always trying to eke out more power from less. All the talk about green design and sustainability is really a way in which we can live our lives and power our machines using fewer resources: not just because it’s environmentally friendly but because it’s cheap as well. Compressors play a large role in making our machines more efficient and more powerful. Thermodynamically a compressor is the same thing as a pump only a compressor works on gas or vapor and a pump operates on liquid but both typically increase the pressure of the working fluid. The pump may be increasing the pressure to increase flow but the compressor might be making a vapor more dense for its next stage in the process. The most common compressors are axial flow and centrifugal types. In an engine, a compressor is usually housed in a turbocharger where the purpose is to increase…

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