Chiller Compressor Type

Type of compressor in the chiller.

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Unit of Measure: 
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measure
Air cooled Air is used to cool the compressor None
Centrifugal A non-positive displacement compressor that depends, in part, on centrifugal forces for pressure rise. A turbocompressor. Centrifugal compressors supply the compression in water chillers cycles. None
None None None
Not applicable Not applicable None
Other Other None
Reciprocating A positive-displacement compressor that uses pistons driven by a crankshaft to deliver gases at high pressure. None
Screw A positive displacement rotary compressor that produces compression with two intermeshing helical rotors. A compressor that is a component of a vapor-compression refrigerating machine and is used to draw the refrigerant vapor from the evaporator and deliver it to the condenser. None
Scroll Positive displacement compressor in which the reduction in internal volume of the compression chamber is accomplished by an orbiting scroll (involute spiral) within a mating stationary scroll. A device for compressing air or refrigerant. None
Unknown Unknown None
Water cooled Water is used to cool the compressor None
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