The practice of workshops using a central power source for driving tools isn’t new. Over the years, what’s changed though, is the use of air compressors in place of the belts and shafts that were driven mechanically to route power around the workspace. The underlying physics remains the same, i.e., when a certain volume of gas increases within an enclosure, the pressure increases, thereby producing power.
Modern day air compressors are compact, portable and efficient, and are available in a variety of designs and configurations to suit different operational requirements. So, be it at the gas stations round the corner, or major manufacturing plants, air compressors can be found in a wide range of situations today.
The Basics of Air Compressors
If you’re new to the world of air compressors, knowing how they work can be advantageous. And, the best place to begin is by understanding the underlying mechanism. Air Compressor’s work on the Boyle’s Law, which states that the temperature of gas being constant, its volume and pressure are inversely proportional.