5 Differences Between Pump and Compressor

What's the difference between pump and compressor?

Usually, both the terms viz. "Pump" and "Compressor" are used interchangeably, but there is a difference:
  • A pump is a machine which is used to move a fluid, either liquid or gas, from one point to another.
  • A compressor is a machine that by squeezing a gas forces it to enter another system.

Pump vs. Compressor: Comparison Table

Below is the table that shows the comparison points:

Pump and compressor

Sr.
Pump
Compressor
1
Pump increases the energy of the incompressible fluid.
The compressor increases the energy of the compressible fluid.
2
No storage option.
Fluid can be stored.
3
It is used to move oil, water, and similar items.
It is usually used to move gases.
4
There is no change in temperature and volume.
The fluid volume and temperature change happen.
5
It is used only for liquids
It is used for gases.





5 Differences Between Pump and Compressor 5 Differences Between Pump and Compressor Reviewed by Vishwanath Nayak on August 02, 2017 Rating: 5

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