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.
He also had put on board an apparatus of compressed air very cleverly designed.
We see variations in compressed air cost from US$ 0.
To support these production processes, compressed air systems must be properly sized and configured and adequately serviced.
Free entrainment enables the nozzles and jets to use 25 times more ambient air than compressed air, reducing compressed air consumption by 80 percent.
The same year, Atlas Diesel took its present-day name, Atlas Copco, an abbreviation of Compagnie Pneumatique Commerciale, thereby highlighting the company's increased focus on compressed air.
Type / scope of the service: construction of a compressed air center in the workshop building and a compressed air network in the interior as well as in the parking facility in the outer area of the depot.
The major advantage over other compressed air drying technologies is its contribution to energy-efficiency and overall running-cost reduction.
This is not a difficult process for an experienced compressed air engineer, however as time goes by requirements often change--driven by new processes, updated equipment and variations to production patterns.
The Metpoint sensor technology continuously records all the relevant parameters at the critical control points of compressed air, reliably and precisely.
During the compression cycle, any inherent air particulates (dust, pollen, water etc) are drawn into the compressor and entrained into the compressed air stream which typically can be at seven times normal atmospheric conditions.
In addition to the generation costs, compressed air also must be treated to remove moisture, oil, and dirt.