air cycle

air cycle

[′er ‚sī·kəl]
(mechanical engineering)
A refrigeration cycle characterized by the working fluid, air, remaining as a gas throughout the cycle rather than being condensed to a liquid; used primarily in airplane air conditioning.
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Enhanced air cycle and piston design deliver higher striking power, while fewer internal parts provide outstanding reliability, minimizing failures and downtime.
TerraCycle US Inc., a leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, announced it has acquired Lisle, Ill.-based Air Cycle Corporation, a leader in universal waste recycling that provides solutions for mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs, battery, ballast and electronic waste disposal.
John Allport, professor of alternative engineering at the university - where he heads its Turbocharger Research Institute (TRI) - has formed a research partnership with engineer Chris Whelan, co-founder of UK company Air Cycle Technology Ltd, which provides a cooling system that gives additional power to vehicles by lowering the charge air temperature in a turbocharged engine.
has acquired Chicago, US-based universal waste recycling group Air Cycle Corp.
-TERRACYCLE ACQUIRES AIR CYCLE TO EXPAND REGULATED WASTE DISPOSAL SOLUTIONS
Finally, by integrating different variants of the air conditioning system, respectively 3-wheel and 4-wheel air cycle machines, it was possible to assemble two architectures and perform a trade-off as explained in the next sections.
HVLS fans mix air more efficiently and require less energy than conventional fans, generating an air cycle that allows for a more consistent temperature from floor to ceiling.
At its core is the ability of the RH460 to utilize an enhanced air cycle, which leads to a reduction in fuel consumption.
This servo-controlled hydraulic pump is said to offer extra power for rapid air cycle times for even less energy consumption.
I use an Air Cycle I bought at a department store that I modified slightly (took the seat and handlebars off; took the pedals apart and put rubber tubing over the shaft) then mounted it on a pipe frame so I could wheel under it.
The primary noise sources arise from Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), air cycle machines (packs) and brake fans.