compressor


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

compressor

 [kom-pres´er]
something that causes compression.
air compressor a device used to pressurize room air, which can then be used to power other devices, such as respiratory devices.

com·pres·sor

(kom-pres'er, -ōr),
1. A muscle, the contraction of which causes compression of any structure.
2. An instrument for placing pressure on a part, especially on an artery to prevent loss of blood. Synonym(s): compressorium

compressor

(kəm-prĕs′ər)
n.
One that compresses, especially:
a. A pump or other machine that increases the pressure of a gas.
b. An instrument or device that compresses, such as a forceps or clamp.
c. A muscle that causes compression of a body part.

com·pres·sor

(kŏm-pres'ŏr)
1. A muscle, contraction of which causes compression of any structure.
2. An instrument for applying pressure on a part, especially on an artery to prevent loss of blood.

com·pres·sor

(kŏm-pres'ŏr)
1. A muscle, the contraction of which causes compression of any structure.
2. An instrument for placing pressure on a body part.
References in periodicals archive ?
In the case of compressor modeling using alternative refrigerants, we rely on available compressor performance data with at least 2 refrigerants to develop the metamodel and thus bypass the design of experiment step.
The compressor string with two gear-boxes, two compressor casings and a VSD electric motor might result in a complicated torsional system.
For customers to get the maximum benefit of both compressor lines, it was necessary to develop a common package platform that would allow installation of both models side by side.
For sites with multiple compressors, examine and, if necessary, upgrade the control system to rotate compressor use and turn compressors off if they are not needed.
LG's third generation linear compressor will debut in the company's side-by-side refrigerators in Korea starting from April of this year and expand to other markets including Europe and North America.
However, as the compressor is far away from its design point with large flow incidence angles, continued operation in choke can result in blade flutter and high cycle blade metal fatigue failure for some compressor models.
The superior cooling properties of water allow the compressor to operate at a low temperature, providing near isothermal compression.
The first plastics chiller using this type of compressor was introduced in late 2004 by Thermal Care.
The ultra heavy-duty compressor plants to be tested at the new facility are for installation at large-scale ethylene plants (max.
Used to vary the compressor's speed between zero and up to 150 times crankshaft speed, this SuperGen transmission allows the compressor to spin at up to 225,000 rpm with speed control being provided by a small electric motor which imparts extra motion to the planet hubs of the epicyclic transmission.
The installations followed the recommendations made in Accurate Air's audit report, which showed that a 50-hp compressor could satisfy, the facility's normal demand of 200 scfm.
In some instances, such as when there is continuous demand at full load, a fixed-speed, rotary-screw compressor may be the best solution.