How Three Stage Compressors Work

Here at Pat’s Pump & Blower, we have the right knowledge and experience to help you ensure that your pump, blower, compressor, or other equipment works as effectively as possible. One type of equipment we can help you with is three stage compressors. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of how these machines work so you can more easily spot when something isn’t functioning properly.

First, three stage compressors use pistons to force air into a chamber, compressing it. A single piston can’t deliver very much pressurized air on its own, but when combined with other pistons working together, the whole mechanism becomes much more efficient and effective at the job. In a three stage compressor, the air is forced through a total of three chambers. After it passes through the first cylinder, the air is passed through a heat exchanger in order to cool it, which reduces the work needed to compress it in the next stage. The air then moves into the second chamber, followed by another round of cooling, and finally the third stage of compression. This arrangement, in addition to making the compressor more efficient, also improves its overall reliability, and reduces the maintenance required to keep it in good working order.

Our team hopes that the information in this article has been helpful to you. If you have further questions, we encourage you to give us a call to consult one of our experts and find out how we can help.