screw compressor

screw compressor

[′skrü kəm′pres·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A rotary-element gas compressor in which compression is accomplished between two intermeshing, counterrotating screws.
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With a growing population, the demand for industrial basic materials is also growing, pushing the need for even larger production capacities," states Wolf-Dieter Schmidt, Head of the Screw Compressor section at MAN Diesel & Turbo.
In a system with only screw compressors, such a strategy would result in a large energy penalty, because the "part load" efficiency of the screw compressor is lower than the reciprocating compressor.
Mycom, based in Torrance, California, says that its new J-Series compressor has the lowest energy consumption of any screw compressor in its line, and is particularly well suited to low temperature freezing applications.
Haighs Bakery, based in Leeds, turned to Rastrick-based Boge Compressors Ltd to upgrade its compressed air system with a compact and highly-efficient screw compressor.
Early applications involved twin screw compressor technology.
Pulsation fluid models for reciprocating and screw compressor piping have become more sophisticated as the horsepower and speed ranges for the compressors have increased.
A number of the products manufactured at the Craigton site - Howden's global centre of excellence for screw compressor design and manufacture - are the biggest of their type in the world.
Sound levels are also low because of zero-vibration, even at start-up, and the elimination of the tonal problems typically found in screw compressor chillers, says Coolmation.
The assignment covers development of a new screw compressor for the second generation of supplemental cooling system of the Airbus A380 passenger aircraft.
Kaeser's AirCenter line of packaged compressed air systems come complete with a Kaeser Sigma rotary screw compressor, refrigerated air dryer and optional fleer--all compactly mounted on a receiver tank.
They have a rotary screw compressor and new shell-and-tube evaporator and condenser.
Sirocco air compressor oil is said to have a profound impact on the rotary screw compressor oil market, offering users tremendous performance and cost savings over competitive glycol based products, according to the company.