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intercooler

[¦in·tər¦kül·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A heat exchanger for cooling fluid between stages of a multistage compressor with consequent saving in power.

intercooler

intercooler
A precooler or a heat exchanger that is like a radiator. It is a component of an air-conditioning system fitted between a compressor and the turbine of a cold air unit or that used between the turbocharger and the cylinder of a reciprocating engine.
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Tornado Alley counters by saying that with correctly engineered intercooling and careful baffling, the high-compression engine has more than enough detonation margin.
We don't buy the detonation argument because Tornado Alley has proven that generous intercooling dispenses with the high-compression piston demon.
The model was also used to study the performance of the existing compressor in order to understand the relative importance of different leakage paths and the impact of intercooling on performance.
A supercharger and water intercooling mean that the eight-cylinder achieves peak performance of 410kW/557 hp and delivers maximum torque of 720Nm at 4000 rpm.
A fuel-efficient gas turbine engine featuring intercooling and heat recuperation is being developed to power a new generation of warships.
The effects of turbosupercharging on the performance of a diesel depend on the basic engine design, the degree of supercharge, the matching of turbocharger and engine to the duty involved and the amount of intercooling.
A key reason for the high efficiency is the use of off-engine intercooling technology within the compression section of the gas turbine.
Tool Should Have Unique Intercooling For Precise Crimping Rachet Release Option In Case Of Incorrect Operation.
Intercooling could take the form of surface heat transfer, where heat is extracted from air leaving a compressor section and transferred to cooling water; evaporative intercooling, where the temperature of air leaving a compressor section is reduced by evaporation of water into the air stream; either one intercooler [low-pressure (LP) and high-pressure (HP) compressors] or two intercoolers (LP, intermediate-pressure, and HP compressors); or continuous evaporative cooling in all stages of a single compressor.
The 1994 Geo Metro has a naturally aspirated diesel engine with a pre-combustion chamber and mechanical timing and has no turbo charging or intercooling.
Engine 4 cylinder, direct injection, turbo charging, intercooling diesel engine, displacement 3500 cc, 31 m/1800 rpm, transmission 5 forward plus reverse manual front; non independent suspension, leaf spring, telescopic shock absorber, rear leaf spr
The key to the QSK78's performance advantage is in its design -- two-stage turbocharging with intercooling and aftercooling features to provide the engine with cool, highly compressed air at high altitudes for higher efficiency, lower emissions and smoke control.