Before tackling air compressor troubleshooting or maintenance, you need to first understand the air compressor basics in this tutorial. Also be sure to see more maintenance training at http://koldwater.com
Both silent air compressor and 2 stage air compressor types covered.
An air compressor is a device which takes input mechanical power typically from a motor and converts it to fluid air power. The compressed air can be stored for later use in compressed air tanks or it can be transferred via pipes to a point of use.
Compressors with a piston as the compressing element are called reciprocating compressors. Compressors can also be made with veins or impellers. These types of compressors are called rotary compressors.