compressed air


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compressed air

n.
Air under greater than atmospheric pressure, especially when used to power a mechanical device or to provide a portable supply of oxygen.

compressed air

n
(General Physics) air at a higher pressure than atmospheric pressure: used esp as a source of power for machines

compressed′ air′


n.
air compressed by mechanical means to a pressure higher than the atmospheric pressure.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compressed air - air at a pressure greater than that of the atmospherecompressed air - air at a pressure greater than that of the atmosphere; "compressed air is often used to power machines"
compressed gas - gas at a high pressure that can be used as a propellant
air cushion - the trapped air that supports a hovercraft a short distance above the water or ground
Translations
هَواء مَضْغوط
stlačený vzduch
trykluft
sûrített levegõ
òrÿstiloft
stlačený vzduch
sıkıştırılmış hava

compressed air

nDruck- or Pressluft f

compress

(kəmˈpres) verb
to press together; to force into a narrower space. All his belongings were compressed into a very small suitcase.
comˈpressible adjective
comˈpression (-ʃən) noun
compressed air
air which is at a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure. Deep sea divers breathe compressed air.
References in classic literature ?
It served as a reservoir for compressed air, which a valve, worked by a spring, allowed to escape into a metal tube.
MPG) and DIN EN ISO 7396thCompressed airMedical compressed air 5 bar: air for ventilation purposes in a quality according to the European Pharmacopoeia.
This study focusses on the North American compressed air equipment rental market with geographical coverage of Canada and the United States of America.
The guarantee of oil-free compressed air is essential for a number of food and beverage processes where the provision of compressed air with high purity is a critical factor.
If considering compressed air dryers, then make sure that the cost of generating the compressed air is used in the costing of the process, and that the site has adequate compressed air capacity.
While the oil-free solution requires higher initial capital, it comes with lower risk and maintenance costs than the compressed air filter solution.
The UK arm of global company "Hertz Kompressoren" offers an impressive range of compressed air products, including industrial air compressors, screw compressors, refrigerant dryers, in-line filters and spare parts, for the UK market.
Kaeser Compressors, a leading manufacturer and global provider of compressed air and vacuum products boasts of a line of compressed air products and offers solutions from small applications to very large systems.
Even now, compressed air powers all kinds of tools, notably the pneumatic impact wrenches in auto body shops.
The automaker has collaborated with Motor Development International (Luxembourg) to produce and sell cars powered by compressed air.
With this order, Maersk Line ensures the most environmentally sustainable compressed air production on board the ships, with a reduction in energy consumption by 40-50 per cent compared to conventional compressors," TMC said.
Compressed air is used to power the wrapping machines at Haighs Bakery, which operates around the clock.