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Screw Compressors

Rotary screw compressors are gas compressors which use a rotary type positive displacement mechanism (the screw). As this mechanism rotates, two rotors produce a series of volume-reducing cavities which are compressed and discharged. The effectiveness of this mechanism is dependent on close-fitting clearances between the rotors and the compression chamber.

Screw compressors are considered a successful and high efficiency product for a wide variety of applications, including standard air conditioning, process cooling, temperature control for supermarket or cold storage refrigeration, and other environmental and pharmaceutical applications. Those mounted on trailers are often employed at construction sites and used to power air-operated construction machinery.

Uses for Screw Compressors

Screw compressors are popular for a variety of reasons, including:

With rising concerns for global warming and a global need for energy efficiency, screw compressors have been increasingly replacing older refrigeration systems while maintaining optimal efficiency and minimizing downtime.

Potential Problems with Screw Compressors

The following list describes some of the problems that can occur with typical screw compressors.

If your rotary screw compressor shuts down abruptly as it reaches a certain temperature, the problem is likely due to one of the following issues:

We can take care of your problems with screw compressors and provide maintenance tips to keep them running efficiently.

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