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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This is especially true for an Extended Expansion engine realized over the crank drive.
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.
Vladimir Trzebiatowskie Polish Academy of Sciences, brand new, automatically controlled helium liquefaction system with a piston or turbine expansion engine, with capacities of at least 16 l / h of liquid helium and at least 45 l / h of liquid helium sub-cooling with liquid nitrogen, obtained for pure helium gas.
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.
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.
Design contest: Provision of Thermal expansion engine and pump for low temperature ORC
The machine is typical of this class of triple expansion engine, with lift pumps below the floor driven by rods from the cross-head and force pumps driven from the end of the crankshaft.