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Updated on 13 May 2024

Hydrogen Piston Compressor

Piston compressors, also reciprocating compressors, are a class of compressors that use pistons driven by a crankshaft to compress gases to high pressures. The gas enters the compression cylinder through a suction manifold. The reduction of the volume by the moving piston then compresses the gas, it is finally discharged through the discharge valve. The moving piston requires lubricants. The lubricants must be removed from the compressed gas in subsequent steps.

The diaphragm compressor is a variant of the piston compressor. In a diaphragm compressor, the piston compresses a fluid that is separated from the compression gas with a membrane.

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