Gas compressor

gas compressor is a mechanical device that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume. An air compressor is a specific type of gas compressor.

Compressors are similar to pumps: both increase the pressure on a fluid and both can transport the fluid through apipe. As gases are compressible, the compressor also reduces the volume of a gas. Liquids are relatively in compressible; while some can be compressed, the main action of a pump is to pressurize and transport liquids.

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