Reciprocating compressors enjoy a wide range of cooling tonnage and applications, mainly in refrigeration systems from residential, light commercial, and commercial, to industrial segments.
As income levels rise in emerging countries such as China, India, and Brazil, larger numbers of people are buying household refrigerators, driving up demand for reciprocating compressors. In addition, reciprocating compressors are increasingly used for heating applications.
Reciprocating compressors can be divided into hermetic, semi-hermetic, and open types. The hermetic type is mainly used for residential and light commercial applications, the semi-hermetic type is mainly used for commercial applications, and the open type is mainly used for industrial applications.