Compressor Lubrication

  • D. F. G. Hampson


A compressor is a power-driven mechanism for raising the pressure of a gas by doing work on it. Air is the most plentiful gas, and it is compressed more extensively than any other. Most of this discussion will therefore deal with the compression of air, though many of the principles involved apply also to the compression of other gases. Separate sections will consider the lubrication of compressors used with other gases including refrigerants.


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© Esso Petroleum Company Limited 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. G. Hampson
    • 1
  1. 1.Esso Petroleum Company LimitedUK

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