Compressed air


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compressed air

n.
Air under greater than atmospheric pressure, especially when used to power a mechanical device or to provide a portable supply of oxygen.
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Compressed air

Air that is held under pressure in a tank to be breathed underwater by divers. A tank of compressed air is part of a diver's scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) gear.
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Dynamic leaks are the compressed air losses in equipment that are only apparent when equipment connected to the compressed air system is in operation.
By improving compressor efficiency and recovering heat energy for heating administration rooms, the green salad and herb producer has saved more than 18,000 [euro] per year since it introduced the Boge compressed air and nitrogen formula.
And storing compressed air requires "fuel" tanks that are stronger than steel to contain the thousands of pounds per square inch necessary.
The contract includes two phases of activity, covering the technology transfer and proof of the technical concept in the first phase, and completing detailed development of the compressed air engine into specific vehicle and stationary applications in the second phase.
Bakery director Adam Haigh said the existing and ageing compressor was no longer able to effectively meet these new demands and invited Boge Compressors to assess the compressed air system.
This is a list of all areas where compressed air is used.
The goal of the test was to maintain performance while eliminating compressed air consumption and substantially reducing the horsepower associated with operating the system.
The Balston DEB Series monobed and dualbed nitrogen generators produce up to 99.99 percent pure compressed air at dewpoints to -70[degrees]F (-21[degrees]C) from nearly any compressed air supply.
* Designed with oversized compressed air cannons and reservoirs that permit high volumes of compressed air bursts to clean the filter cartridges at frequent intervals
The new site illustrates the manufacturer's expertise in compressed air solutions around the globe.
"TO CLEAN UNDER THE KEYS, TURN THE KEYBOARD TO ANGLE THE COMPRESSED AIR AT THE SIDES OF THE KEYS."
This 1000 Btu/hr cabinet cooler uses a vortex tube to cool an ordinary supply of compressed air to 20[degrees]F.