Although much of the press about air compressors in recent years has focused on the new market for small and medium sized air compressors, traditionally they were primarily used by heavy industry and this remains the case today.
The industrial air compressor in Sydney is typically a fixed machine and usually operates on a much higher level than the compressor available at your local hardware store. Some compressors operate using hundreds, thousands, and even tens of thousands of horsepower and create pressure levels well beyond any non-industrial application.
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One of the industries that rely most heavily on the industrial air compressor is the petroleum and natural gas industry. These companies use enormous compressors for a myriad of purposes. Almost all natural gas pipelines are fueled using a massive industrial air compressor, which is frequently operated by a natural gas turbine.
This turbine is fueled directly by the natural gas being pumped through the pipeline, so they are able to operate without an additional external power source. Petroleum refineries and natural gas plants also tend to create huge amounts of intermediate and end-product gasses in their various processes, all of which is also compressed using massive industrial compressors.
The manufacturing of industrial compressors for the petroleum and natural gas industry is a specialized niche, with many companies that build compressors exclusively for these industries and purposes.