Answer & Explanation
A compressor is a mechanical device that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume. An air compressor is a specific type of gas compressor. The capacity of the air conditioning depends entirely on the capacity of the compressor. The reciprocating compressor is usually used in AC.
The reciprocating compressor have piston and cylinder arrangement like the automotive engine. The reciprocating motion of the piston due to external power compresses the refrigerant inside the cylinder.
There are three types of reciprocating compressors:
semi-hermetically sealed and