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  1. #1 Differences between "compressed air" and "pre 
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    Hello!

    I'm translating a textbook about pumps and I have a doubt. Does anyone know if there are any differences between "compressed air" and "pressurized air"? Are they the same?

    Thank you very much!


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    In my experience, a system with an air compressor and a receiver tank, which is used for such purposes as filling automobile tires or operating pneumatic tools or other devices, would be called a "compressed air" system, not a "pressurized air" system. However, the pumped up automobile tires, or the piping in the compressed air system would be "pressurized."

    We say that airplane cabins are pressurized. We would not say there is compressed air in the cabin. A room in a buildiing could also be pressurized. This would typically be done using ventilation fans, not air compressors, and would only raise the presssure a little bit above atmospheric. Compressed air would typically be several atmospheres or more.


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