air cycle

air cycle

[′er ‚sī·kəl]
(mechanical engineering)
A refrigeration cycle characterized by the working fluid, air, remaining as a gas throughout the cycle rather than being condensed to a liquid; used primarily in airplane air conditioning.
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One crew learned that lesson the hard way when the NBC filter on their tank caught fire after the air cycle turbine failed.
In this petition, Conquest has alleged various causes of action, including: (1) strict liability, breaches of warranties and negligence in connection with the alleged defective design and manufacture of the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-65B engines and the air cycle machines installed on the Beech 1900C aircraft, and (2) violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, fraud and negligent misrepresentation in connection with alleged misrepresentations concerning the engines and air cycle machines.
An air cycle unit based on patented twin-screw compressor/expander technology generates air in a similar way to the widely used "boot strap," which is powered by APUs.
HVLS fans mix air more efficiently and require less energy than conventional fans, generating an air cycle that allows for a more consistent temperature from floor to ceiling.
At its core is the ability of the RH460 to utilize an enhanced air cycle, which leads to a reduction in fuel consumption.
This servo-controlled hydraulic pump is said to offer extra power for rapid air cycle times for even less energy consumption.
The primary noise sources arise from Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), air cycle machines (packs) and brake fans.
The first electrically driven air cycle air-conditioning packs offer twice the efficiency of previously delivered systems.
The initial products available on the store include INSEQ's Air Cycle Corporation Bulb Eater(R) product line and EasyPak(TM) Recycling Program, and TerraPass, Inc.
Moving forward, INSEQ's focus is on three key activities: organic growth of INSEQ's Warnecke Design, Air Cycle and Electronic Scrap operations, completion and market support of INSEQ's new online green products marketplace, and targeting and completing strategic acquisitions.
Electronic Scrap Recycling Corporation ("ESRC"), and Air Cycle Corporation - and we have several more targeted.
GreenShift also plans to transfer its 30% stake in Air Cycle Corporation ("Air Cycle"), a privately-held lamp, ballast, battery and electronics waste recycling company, to another of GreenShift's portfolio companies: INSEQ Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: INSQ).