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Convert air compressor to air motor?

  1. Nov 9, 2009 #1
    Hi

    I was wondering if a simple 2 stage air compressor can be used as an air motor?

    And how can I go about transforming it?

    cheers
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2009 #2

    stewartcs

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    Never heard of such a thing...sorry.

    CS
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 #3
    I don't know what a 2 stage air compressor is, but I imagine that it already IS an air motor, it's just running backwards.

    There's a port of the compressor that discharges compressed air.

    If you simply supply compressed air to this port, you should have an air motor.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2009 #4
    You would need to change the valve arrangements as you would be reversing the flow of gas through the machine. Unless you have a large supply of free compressed air why would you want to do this?
     
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