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An assembly of motor and compressor, inside a single bolted housing unit.

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COMPRESSOR

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into pneumatic flow power.

BACK WORK RATIO

Is the fraction of the gas turbine work used to drive the compressor.

INSOLUBLES

Particles of carbon or agglomerates of carbon and other material. Indicates deposition or dispersant drop-out in an engine. Not serious in a compressor or gearbox unless there has been a rapid increase in these particles.

SINGLE SHAFT GAS TURBINE

A gas turbine arrangement in which the compressor and the gas turbine are all coupled to one shaft.

COMPRESSOR SEAL

Leak proof seal between crankshaft and compressor body in open type compressors.

RING STICKING

Freezing of a piston ring in its groove in a piston engine or reciprocating compressor due to heavy deposits in the piston ring zone.

COMPRESSOR TURBINE

In terms of a gas turbine arrangement, it is the turbine which drives the compressor only.

CYLINDER HEAD

Plate or cap which encloses compression end of compressor cylinder or combustion chamber of engine.

HERMETIC MOTOR

Compressor drive motor sealed within same casing which contains compressor.

WOBBLE PLATE

Type of compressor designed to compress gas, with piston motion parallel to crankshaft.
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