Frequently Asked Questions

Compressor

This refers to the mechanism that separates the air and compresses the gases; it has the same role as a reciprocating piston. The compressors' main purpose is to compress the air required in the combustion process and also to control the air flow required to increase a cylinder's capacity. This increases the engine's power and its rotation frequency (RPM or the revolutions per minute).
Turbochargers are controlled by the exhaust gases' energy flow and do not require additional energy. A compressor's advantage is given by its dissipation power that occurs early in the process; this leads to a constantly growing power. Nevertheless, the turbocharger lag only occurs at a certain speed of the engine (discharge rate).