expansion engine

expansion engine

[ik′span·shən ‚en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
Piston-cylinder device that cools compressed air via sudden expansion; used in production of pure gaseous oxygen via the Claude cycle.
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et al., "Double Compression Expansion Engine Concepts: A Path to High Efficiency," SAE Int.
Also on display is a Hathorn Davey triple expansion engine, usually considered an intermediary stage in the development between beam engines and internal combustion engines.
In a real situation, however, heat exchanger, expansion engine, and compressor inefficiencies and other losses result in a practical input of 2,000 W to achieve the same refrigeration load capability.
It's a "network expansion engine" that complements, rather than competes with, other social communities.
A location-based social networking service has been launched by iPling, a provider of a location based social expansion engine, optimised for the new iPhone from computer company Apple.
The PIP Unit is basically a natural gas regulator that produces electricity without burning or consuming any natural gas by taking the higher-pressure gas and reducing it down to a lower-pressure gas through an expansion engine. The PIP Unit converts the potential energy, stored in the gas as pressure, to mechanical energy that drives a generator and makes electricity.
He took the "Wallis" Expansion Engine to the event on a low loader.
Supercenter expansion engine is running like a well oiled foreign automobile, requiring minimal upper-management attention.
This is especially true for an Extended Expansion engine realized over the crank drive.
I think she was powered by the biggest up-and-down job (triple expansion engine) afloat.