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Axial Flow Compressor Working Principles 3D Animation

Axial compressor is a gas compressor that can continuously pressurize gases. It is a rotating, airfoil-based compressor in which the gas or working fluid principally flows parallel to the axis of rotation, or axially.

source/image: MAN Energy Solutions

MAN Diesel & Turbo is the world’s leading supplier of industrial axial flow compressors. This animation explains the working principle of an axial/radial compressor by the example of AR-MAX1.

In its blading design, AR-MAX1 combines for the first time the benefits of conventional industrial compressors with those of aero engine compressors. This makes it extremely robust as well as uniquely compact and efficient.

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The energy level of the fluid increases as it flows through the compressor due to the action of the rotor blades which exert a torque on the fluid. The stationary blades slow the fluid, converting the circumferential component of flow into pressure. Compressors are typically driven by an electric motor or a steam or a gas turbine./wikipedia