Compressor Unit

Definition - What does Compressor Unit mean?

A compressor unit is a mechanical device that compresses gas or air. There are many applications for compressors in a wide variety of industries. Compressed air is also used to apply pressure to the tunnel face in trenchless construction. It is also used power a wide variety of pneumatic tools involved in tunnel excavation.

Trenchlesspedia explains Compressor Unit

Reducing the volume of a gas will increase its pressure. That is the concept behind compressor units. There is potential energy in pressurized gas, and it can be dangerous. Great care must be taken not to puncture tanks containing tanks with compressed gas, even if it is only air.

Compressed air is used to power tools such as jackhammers. Gas compressors are used for the pipeline transport of natural gas. Compressor units may be powered by electricity, gasoline, or some other energy source.

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