Miscellaneous Mechanical Components
A self-contained lubricating system for bearings, gears, and cylinder walls,
Figure 1 Reciprocating Air Compressor
including a reservoir or sump for the lubricating oil, and a pump, or other means
of delivering oil to the various parts. On some compressors a separate force-fed
lubricator is installed to supply oil to the compressor cylinders.
A regulation or control system designed to maintain the pressure in the discharge
line and air receiver (storage tank) within a predetermined range of pressure.
An unloading system, which operates in conjunction with the regulator, to reduce
or eliminate the load put on the prime mover when starting the unit.