The compressor in the oxygen concentrator is one of the key components in the equipment. Its function is to increase the pressure of the gas so that it can pass through the molecular sieve more easily, thereby achieving the separation and concentration of the gas.
Working principle: A compressor is a mechanical device that compresses gas to a higher pressure by changing its volume. In an oxygen concentrator, the working principle of the compressor is to pump gas in the air into a compression chamber through a mechanical structure such as a piston or screw, and then increase the pressure of the gas through the contraction of the compression chamber.
Compressor Type: Commonly used compressor types in oxygen concentrators include piston compressors and screw compressors. Piston compressors use piston motion to produce gas compression, while screw compressors compress gas through the rotation of two helical screws. The choice of different types of compressors usually depends on the design requirements and performance parameters of the equipment.
Pressure Regulation: One of the key functions of a compressor is to regulate the pressure of the gas. In an oxygen concentrator, precise control of gas pressure can be achieved by controlling the operating speed of the compressor or adjusting the working parameters of the compressor. This precision adjustment allows the device to meet the oxygen flow and concentration needs of different patients.
Cooling System: Because heat is generated when gas is compressed, the compressor in an oxygen concentrator is often equipped with a cooling system to prevent the equipment from overheating. The cooling system can use air cooling or liquid cooling technology to ensure that the compressor maintains a stable operating temperature during long-term operation.
Durability and Stability: Since oxygen concentrators often need to operate stably for long periods of time, the compressor must be designed with durability and stability in mind. Durable compressors can withstand high-frequency operation and changing operating conditions, while stable performance helps ensure equipment reliability.