Type of compressor in the refrigeration system. See Chiller Compressor Type for list.
Refrigeration Compressor Type
|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|
|Not applicable||Not applicable||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|
|Water cooled||Water is used to cool the compressor||None|
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