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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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Even though the off-design behavior of an existing gas turbine was fully considered, we could not ensure the optimized intercooler optimal because intercooling will make the working points jump from the existing (original) gas turbine to the intercooled (new) gas turbine.
Tornado Alley counters by saying that with correctly engineered intercooling and careful baffling, the high-compression engine has more than enough detonation margin.
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.
Each turbine will be equipped with GE's SPRINT spray intercooling technology, boosting power output to 44 megawatts.
An all-electronic 6.0 L, six-cylinder model with turbocharging and air-to-air intercooling is electronically controlled.
With operating weights from 8.2 t up to 52 t, the eight models in the new range are powered by high performance, low emission Volvo diesel engines with a unique twin pump intercooling system (L700 - L330D), the D-Series loaders feature high torque at low engine speeds for quick response, and meet all existing exhaust emission requirements.
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. It is difficult, therefore, to give details of the effects on performance, although certain trends are clearly apparent.
Powered by high performance, low emission Volvo diesel engines with a unique twin pump intercooling system (L70D - L330D), the D-Series loaders feature high torque at low engine speeds for quick response, and meet all existing exhaust emission requirements.
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.