How and Why Rotary Screw Compressors are Used In The Locomotive Industry
A number of advances have been made in the field of technology, over a long period of time. However, the technology that is used in the railroad industry specifically with regard to on board locomotives, have changed very little. Take the air brakes for example – these have remained virtually unaltered. In the locomotive industry though steam technology would still work, the kind of efficiency and power that technology today demands would be impossible to achieve. Another loophole in the locomotive industry at the current times is the wide-scale use of less efficient reciprocating compressors. The way ahead for improvement in this industry is to replace reciprocating compressors with rotary screw technology.
Why Replace Reciprocating Compressors With Rotary Screw Compressors in Locomotive Industry:There are a number of advantages that a rotary screw compressor offers over a number of advantages over a reciprocating air compressor. Some of them are mentioned as follows:
- Maintenance is simple in screw based air compressors
- Minimum oil-carryover
- Ability to function in rough and harsh environments
- Lesser consumption of oil
- Minimum heat generation
- Shockless compression technology
- Very less noise levels
- Lighter and portable
- Nil reduction in capacity over a period of time.