Working Fluid


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Working Fluid

 

a gaseous or liquid substance by means of which an energy conversion is accomplished to obtain mechanical work (in engines), cold (in refrigerating machines), or heat (in heat pumps). The most common working fluids are steam, used in steam turbines and steam engines; the combustion products of organic fuels, used in internal combustion engines and gas turbines; water and other liquids, used in hydraulic engines; air, used in pneumatic engines; and refrigerants, used in refrigerating machines. A rocket propellant is also called a working fluid.

References in periodicals archive ?
For each working fluid, the pressures and power consumption were measured with controlling the flow rate by the flow control valve.
However, for each heat pipe setup, dimensions, working fluid and condition, there are specific optimal filling ratio and inclination angle and it differs from heat pipe to another.
The main advantage of the jumping droplet technique is "its mechanism to perpendicularly return the working fluid to the hotspots," Chen said.
All heat pipes used a stainless steel wire mesh of 100 and ethanol as the working fluid.
It utilizes the exhaust gas as the only heat source to evaporate the working fluid.
On the basis of product type, the global metal working fluid market is segmented into:
Approximating a thermodynamic Brayton cycle, the closed cycle gas turbine has two heat exchangers, one for rejecting heat from working fluid entering the compressor and one for energy addition to flow entering the turbine.
Q8OILS, a leading industrial and engineering solutions specialist has launched 'The Challenge, the company's latest metal working fluid initiative for machine shop owners and operators offering new customers the opportunity to trial soluble and neat metal working fluids in their own machine shops.
A working fluid is encapsulated inside this closed loop as a coolant.
Table 1 : Thermophysical properties of working fluid and heat sinks used in computational simulation
6 gpm) flow rate of working fluid while the temperature is higher than 80[degrees]C (176[degrees]F).

Full browser ?