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Compressor Has No Moving Macroscopic PartsCompressor containing no moving macroscopic parts functions by alternating piston and valve actions of successive beds of magnetic particles. Fabricated easily because no need for precisely fitting parts rotating or sliding on each other. Also no need for lubricant fluid contaminating fluid to be compressed. Compressor operates continuously, eliminating troublesome on/off cycling of other compressors, and decreasing consumption of energy. Phased cells push fluid from bottom to top, adding increments of pressure. Each cell contains magnetic powder particles loose when electromagnet coil deenergized, but tightly packed when coil energized.
Document ID
19950065437
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Gasser, Max (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 19
Issue: 6
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
GSC-13565
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.