Compressor Intake Valve features straight-through design for low pressure drop, TFE valve seat for tight seal, one piece housing, side ports for pressure taps, two 1/4 in. NPT auxilliary ports and operating pressure 175 PSI.
Compressor oils are used to lubricate both the working parts and the pressurized spaces in a compressor. The purpose of the lubricant in the pressurized section is not only to reduce friction and wear but also to improve sealing of the pressurized spaces and to provide cooling. The compression process generates a lot of heat and in general, the higher the final compression temperature of the air at the outlet from the compression space, the higher are the requirements placed on the oil with respect to its oxidation stability and resistance to deposit formation.
Compressor piston consists of a piston reciprocating inside a cylinder to compress air. The piston is connected to a connecting rod and a crankshaft while it travels up and down within a cylinder. Valves control the air entering and discharging from the cylinder. As the piston travels down, the inlet valve opens and air is draw into the cylinder. At the bottom of the pistons travel the inlet valve closes trapping the air within the cylinder. As the piston changes its direction and returns to the top of the cylinder it starts to compress the air. At the top of its stroke, the exhaust valve opens and allows the compressed air to exit the cylinder.