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The Different Types of Refrigeration Compressor

The Different Types of Refrigeration Compressor

Used for industrial air conditioning, heat-pumping or cooling; refrigeration compressors are large units that cool air.

Screw Compressors

By compressing refrigerant gas between a pair of meshing screws, they require less gas than other alternatives.

Scroll Compressors

Highly efficient, the refrigerant is compressed by two spirals, one fixed in place and the other orbiting.

Semi-Hermetic Compressors

Enclosed in a tightly sealed metal shell, this avoids the risk of gas leaks. Unlike fully hermetic versions, these feature screwed-on covers that allow access for repairs.

Which type is right for you?

There are a variety of factors to consider including the required capacity, temperature range, and efficiency.

Consult the experts, and we’ll be happy to help you assess your requirements.

Learn more about our compressors here. If you require any further information, you can also call 0208 947 0886 or email

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