windage loss

windage loss

[′win·dij ‚lȯs]
(engineering)
In a ventilating or air-conditioning system, the decrease in the water content of the circulating air due to the loss of entrained droplets of water; expressed as a percentage of the rate of circulation.

windage loss

A loss of fine droplets of water which are entrained by circulating air; this loss of water in a system (e.g., in the cooling tower of an air-conditioning system) is replaced by makeup water; usually expressed as a percentage of the circulation rate.
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The friction and windage loss models are discussed in detail later.
The motor efficiency is discussed with the friction and windage loss models.
The mechanical losses include friction loss (WF) due to bearing friction and windage loss (WW) due to air resis tance, which is primarily caused by the cooling fan.
With this model, the friction loss is proportional to the motor frequency while the windage loss is proportional to the cube of the motor frequency (Dey et al.
OEM specification compliance reduces windage loss, optimizes electric generating capacity, reduces air emissions, extends equipment life and reduces contamination and corrosion for enhanced reliability.
According to Praxair, Proton's HOGEN hydrogen generators are capable of producing byproduct-free hydrogen from electricity and water as well as increasing the efficiency of a utility's electric generators by reducing windage loss.
Using a patent pending process, these turnkey hydrogen generation systems can increase the efficiency of a utility's electric generators by reducing windage loss, increasing output capacity and helping extend generator maintenance intervals, all of which can result in significant savings to the utility.
Using a patent pending process, these turnkey hydrogen generator systems can improve efficiencies in a utility's electric generators and result in significant cost savings by reducing windage loss, increasing output capacity and helping to extend generator maintenance intervals.