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Natural Gas Compressor for Residential Use ---- Inventor Robert Cutler

This invention disclosure describes a system for gas compression to ultra-high pressures, which is required in many industrial and automotive processes. Gas compression, to pressures above about 100 psig, generally requires cooling to remove heat of compression and may require many stages of compression for efficient operation. Also most piston-type compressors require lubrication between the piston and cylinder, and lubricant may be entrained in the compressed gas, thereby requiring efficient oil removal means downstream of the compressor.   This invention describes a system that addresses these requirements in a cost effective system suitable for residential and light industrial applications. 


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