sliding-vane compressor

sliding-vane compressor

[′slīd·iŋ ¦vān kəm′pres·ər]
(chemical engineering)
A rotary-element gas compressor in which spring-loaded sliding vanes (evenly spaced around a cylinder off-center in a surrounding chamber) pick up, compress, and discharge gas as the cylinder revolves.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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