Compressors (Air)

What is an air compressor?

An air compressor is a mechanical device that by reducing the volume of air increases the pressure. Compressors are similar to pumps as they both increase the pressure of a fluid and both pumps and compressors can transport the fluid through a piping system. Compressors come in a wide variety of different types and sizes.

The three basic types of air compressors are:

  • reciprocating
  • rotary screw
  • rotary centrifugal

These types are further specified by:

  • the number of compression stages
  • cooling method (air, water, oil)
  • drive method (motor, engine, steam, other)
  • lubrication (oil, Oil-Free where oil free means no lubricating oil contacts the compressed air)
  • packaged or custom builtposition

Type of air compressors.

TSS Rotterdam supplies a wide range of marine and industrial compressors. Available in air cooled, fresh water cooled or sea water cooled versions. Our compressors meet all major classification society requirements such as Lloyd’s, Bureau Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd.

TSS Rotterdam supplies spare parts for various types of the following
European compressor manufacturers:

  • Hamworthy
  • Hatlapa
  • Sauer
  • Sperre

TSS Rotterdam supplies spare parts for various types of the following
Asian compressor manufacturers:

  • Hanshin
  • Hasegawa
  • Matsubara
  • Mitsubishi
  • Tanabe 
  • Teikoku 
  • Yanmar

For more information, download our air compressor brochure (pdf)