Commercial and Industrial Compressors
Compression of a gas, such as air or natural gas, is a thermodynamic process whereby the gas enters a compressor machine or apparatus at one condition of pressure, volume, and temperature and exits at a condition of increased pressure and temperature with corresponding decreased volume. Compressed air can be converted into useful work to power a wide variety of commercial and industrial equipment which use large volumes of air, such as pneumatic manufacturing tools in an automated factory that assembles car parts, or bulk packaging of consumer products. Natural gas compressors can be used for gathering, transmission, and distribution of natural gas.
For more information, see the DOE’s Appliance and Equipment Standards for this product.