5. Reciprocating Compressors
Reciprocating compressors enjoy a wide range of cooling tonnage and applications from residential, light commercial, and commercial, to industrial segments.
Reciprocating compressors can be divided into hermetic, semi-hermetic, and open types. Hermetic types dominate the entire reciprocating compressor market. Most hermetic reciprocating compressors are less than 0.5 kW and are used in household refrigerators and light commercial refrigeration systems.
Semi-hermetic and open types are mainly used in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning applications. Semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors show high efficiency especially in the range of 20 to 100 hp and are very competitive in industrial-use refrigeration equipment.