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Maximum temperature reached by a reciprocating compressor

  1. Feb 2, 2010 #1
    What's the general temperature of reciprocating compressors which are applied in Refrigerators and ACs?

    It will be good if you give me the temperature of the air which gets compressed...just need a rough idea.

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  3. Feb 2, 2010 #2


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    Many reciprocating HPAC's are multistage compressors so the temp will depend on the stage of compression. For example, the final stage in a particular 3000 psi HPAC is 311 deg. F (with seawater cooling) per my spec. sheet.

    It depends on the design though...they are all different.

  4. Feb 2, 2010 #3
    Thanks for the info.
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