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In most cases, screw compressors are direct driven by electric motors operating at speeds up to 3,600 rpm. The compressor drive trains commonly are mounted on top of the horizontal oil separators. The oil separators serve as the oil reservoirs from which the oil is drawn for bearing lubrication and sealing of the rotors. The oil also is used to cool the compressed gas inside the compressor. Some compressors require full-time lube oil pumps during operation while others utilize differential pressure between suction and discharge to pump oil into the compressor.