A,  Centrifugal Compressor

Axial Compressor

A dynamic compressor using multiple rows of airfoils to accelerate the fluid to add energy and eventually decelerate the fluid to generate pressure. Flows inside the axial compressor casing are principally parallel to the axis of rotation. Some of the rows, called rotors, are connected to the central shaft and rotate at high speed. Other rows, called stators, are fixed and do not rotate. The job of the stators is to increase pressure and keep the flow from spiraling around the axis by bringing the flow back parallel to the axis.

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