gas-compression cycle

gas-compression cycle

[¦gas kəm¦presh·ən ‚sī·kəl]
(mechanical engineering)
A refrigeration cycle in which hot, compressed gas is cooled in a heat exchanger, then passes into a gas expander which provides an exhaust stream of cold gas to another heat exchanger that handles the sensible-heat refrigeration effect and exhausts the gas to the compressor.