Natural Gas Compressors
What Is a Natural Gas Compressor, and How Does It Work?
A natural gas compressor increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume. The natural gas enters the cylinder through the intake valves, where it is compressed and forced out through discharge valves. A gas air compressor is one form of natural gas compressor that is used in a wide range of industrial applications where either high pressure or lower volumes of gas are required. Examples include:
- Petroleum refineries, natural gas processing plants and chemical plants: Used for the compression of intermediate and end-product gases
- Industrial manufacturing and building: Provides compressed air that powers various pneumatic tools and equipment
- Pipelines: Transporting natural gas from the production site to the end user