Refrigeration Compressor Type

Type of compressor in the refrigeration system. See Chiller Compressor Type for list.

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Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measuresort descending
None None 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
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
Air cooled Air is used to cool the compressor None
Water cooled Water is used to cool the compressor None
Other Other None
Unknown Unknown None
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