air intake

air intake

[′er ¦in‚tāk]
(aerospace engineering)
An open end of an air duct or similar projecting structure so that the motion of the aircraft is utilized in capturing air to be conducted to an engine or ventilator.
(mining engineering)
A device for supplying a compressor with clean air at the lowest possible temperature.

outside-air intake

An opening or inlet through which outside air is brought into an air-conditioning system or into a boiler room. Also called a fresh-air intake.

air intake

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The entries through which air is fed to the engines. Gas turbine engines have large forward-facing scoops to utilize the full ram pressure of the air stream, and turboprop engines have a large annular space around the spinner. Air intakes may be in the nose, on the wing roots, under the chin, or even above the cockpit.
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6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter temperatures and snow settling in across Michigan, Consumers Energy is asking customers to keep safety in mind by making sure their gas furnace fresh air intake pipes and gas/electric meters are free of snow and ice.
The new V series mechanical action valves use a new concept design offering enhanced safety and operational advantages to automatically close the air intake once a pre-set engine speed is exceeded -- and challenge traditional overspeed protection valves that have remained unchanged in their basic operation for several decades.
World's first to integrate air intake throttle valve and EGR valve and half the size of conventional models
com)-- A robust air intake throttle from Norgren stands up to the demands of heavy-duty diesel engines while precisely regulating airflow so that emissions control systems operate at peak efficiency.
The vehicle features a reshaped lower air intake that flares outwards at the bottom, along with squarer air intakes and integrated LED running lights to both sides, and a rear with revised LED taillights.
And the air intake definitely rates as an important cranny
Starting at the front, there's a large, lower air intake - and to the side are two triangular intakes that feed cooling air to the brakes.
Messier said some village utilities want to ensure that the technology won't void the warranties on their generator sets, but since all it does is add the catalyst to the air intake system, he believes--as does EcoEmissions--that it would not affect warranties.
At the front, a new bumper with a lower air intake serves not only to update MINI's face but also to improve pedestrian protection courtesy of larger deformation zones.
And new-style fog lamps adorn either side of the air intake, which on MINI One and Cooper features a black cross bar to emphasise the car's low, wide stance.
Audio system and plastic air intake manifold demonstrate Visteon's expertise in designing components for small and low-cost vehicles
The Nano's plastic air intake manifold is produced by Tata Visteon and employs BASF's Ultramid glass-fiber reinforced engineering plastic.