air intake

air intake

[′er ¦in‚tāk]
(aerospace engineering)
An open end of an air duct or similar projecting structure so that the motion of the aircraft is utilized in capturing air to be conducted to an engine or ventilator.
(mining engineering)
A device for supplying a compressor with clean air at the lowest possible temperature.

outside-air intake

An opening or inlet through which outside air is brought into an air-conditioning system or into a boiler room. Also called a fresh-air intake.

air intake

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The entries through which air is fed to the engines. Gas turbine engines have large forward-facing scoops to utilize the full ram pressure of the air stream, and turboprop engines have a large annular space around the spinner. Air intakes may be in the nose, on the wing roots, under the chin, or even above the cockpit.
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In some cases, vehicle and equipment manufacturers are looking for ways to reconfigure the air intake system layout to reduce cost.
The company has commercialized an air intake manifold gasket of Viton, already installed in over 250,000 automotive engines to date.
The new C3's redesigned front end has a revised bumper, a wider and lower air intake, a single-air intake slit below the restyled radiator grille and a repositioned number plate.
Some provisions for new construction relate to: impact-resistant stair and elevator enclosures; smoke-stop elevator vestibules; the raising of air intake locations to prevent unwanted contaminants from entering ventilation systems; controlled inspections of sprayed-on fireproofing and fire dampers; and exclusion of certain floor drains from normal fixture counts to encourage the use of such drains, and prevent water used in firefighting from draining into elevator shafts.
5-liter V8 gets a new intake manifold with short and long intake runners separated by a "power valve," a dual exhaust with a two-into-one "Y-pipe" to balance exhaust pulses, a revised air intake, and new oil pan and resonator designs for improved torque output.
The showerhead's patented air intake generates full, air-enriched water droplets, so, in contrast to conventional showers that form twine-like water sprays, the water has a more voluminous feel.
The condition obstructs air intake, interrupting sleep so often that a person "gets no refreshing sleep" and is chronically drowsy during the daytime, says John G.
The Direct Flow air intake system offers our customers greater design flexibility in addition to higher air filtration performance, easier serviceability, and longer service intervals.
Limited Tenders are invited for Cover for right air intake and cover for left air intake
With the hood open or closed, take a close look at the air intake cap before checks and services.
According to the NHTSA's Web site, the recall is because of a faulty air intake duct connected to the vehicle's intermediate resonator that can become loose or disconnect.
of the facility must have an air intake shutoff valve with a remote control capability.