- Compressors pressurize gases. In
general, this requires much more work than pumping
liquids, and the working fluid experiences a significant
increase in temperature, in accordance with the ideal gas
law. Compressors cannot handle wet saturated vapors or
liquids, as such fluids cause excessive wear.
- Possible modeling assumptions for
compressors include adiabatic, isentropic, isothermal,
polytropic, and non-polytropic.