double-acting compressor

double-acting compressor

[¦dəb·əl ¦ak·tiŋ kəm′pres·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A reciprocating compressor in which both ends of the piston act in working chambers to compress the fluid.
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Instead, the peak forces are of interest and the angle range where the load is reversed on the connecting rod bearing (especially on a double-acting compressor piston), all are readily calculated using this formula provided the constants are known.