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Piston air compressor/vacuum pumps use the back-and-forth movement of a piston inside a cylinder to compress gas for high-pressure delivery. As the piston moves downward, it creates a vacuum inside the cylinder that forces the intake valve open and the cylinder to suck in gas. Once the piston moves upward, it compresses the gas and forces an exhaust valve to open and deliver compressed gas. There are several types of reciprocating compressors including stationary, portable, small, large, low pressure, and high pressure. Small reciprocating compressors are commonly used for intermittent duty in automotive applications. Large compressors are used in large industrial and petroleum applications such as oil refineries, gas pipelines, chemical plants, natural gas processing plants, and refrigeration plants. Small compressors are typically one-half the horsepower of standard compressors and have an attached receiver tank. They are suitable for smaller job sites and home use.