Compressed Air Systems

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Author:
iLLian
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289378
Filename:
Compressed Air Systems
Updated:
2014-11-16 19:28:41
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Plumber 4th Period
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Plumbing
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Special Applications
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  1. The most common compressor is the ________ compressor.
    The most common compressor is the _belt driven type_ compressor.
  2. Compressors that have diaphragms are ________ and are used ________.
    Compressors that have diaphragms are _reciprocating_ and are used _in clean air applications_.
  3. The tank used to store air is called a/an ________.
    The tank used to store air is called a/an _receiver or receiving tank_.
  4. Compressed air may have impurities in it such as ________ , ________, and ________ .
    Compressed air may have impurities in it such as _water_ , _oil_, and _dirt_ .
  5. Another name for a compressed air system is ________.
    Another name for a compressed air system is _ a pneumatic system_.
  6. What cools the air between  stages of a two-stage compressor?
    pneumatic intercooler
  7. What does relative humidity tell us?
    the water content of air
  8. Multi-stage compressors usually have ________.
    more than one cylinder
  9. When air reaches 100% humidity, it is usually know as ________.
    When air reaches 100% humidity, it is usually know as _the dew point_.
  10. Where are the air dryers installed?
    downstream of the receiver tank
  11. Pressure drop in a compressed air system should not exceed ________ psi.
    Pressure drop in a compressed air system should not exceed _5_ psi.
  12. What component is an air outlet installed with?
    dirt pockets for automatic drains
  13. Air receiver tanks should be equipped with _________.
    Air receiver tanks should be equipped with _a pressure switch, relief valve, drain, and pressure gauge_.
  14. What are unloaders for compressors used for?
    to decrease pressure in the cylinders prior to start up. (compressors are usually unloaded on start-up to reduce starting torque)
  15. Most compressors are _________.
    Most compressors are _belt driven_.
  16. Materials used for compressed air systems  are generally ________.
    Materials used for compressed air systems  are generally _black iron and sometimes copper (types K and L)_.
  17. Horizontal pipes downstream of the receiver should be ________.
    Horizontal pipes downstream of the receiver should be _graded to drain moisture  away from the receiver_.
  18. Pressure switches usually have a differential pressure of _________.
    Pressure switches usually have a differential pressure of _15 psi_.
  19. Pre-filters are installed at the ________.
    Pre-filters are installed at the _suction inlet_.
  20. Piston-type compressors are also know as ________.
    Piston-type compressors are also know as _reciprocating_.
  21. Aftercoolers are installed ________.
    Aftercoolers are installed _between the compressor and receiver_. (aftercoolers bring the compressed air down to ambient temperatures before entering the receiver)

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