inlet box

inlet box

[′in‚let ‚bäks]
(mechanical engineering)
A closure at the fan inlet or inlets in a boiler for attachment of the fan to the duct system.
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The row silo plants feature an inlet box on the silo deck that prevents contanimation of materials; walls that are trapezoidal profiles and are easy to assemble; and a wide range of supplementary equipment, such as heating or shock blasters for the silo cone.
The measurements need to locate the cut-off, inlet box dimensions, inlet sweeps, scroll points and other critical fan housing dimensions.
Explained Richard Bartlett, Cadillac assistant chief engineer for the 3.6-liter engine, "By creating a very short path from the turbos"--they've deployed two smaller turbochargers rather than one, larger turbo--"to the throttle body"--which is top--mounted and centrally located--"the compressors are able to draw air directly from the inlet box and send pressurized air through the intercooler immediately.
An optional exterior inlet box, hardwired into the UTS, lets the homeowner plug the generator directly into the inlet box.
These are further subdivided into two groups: flames in the open, (e.g., press fires) and room fires, (e.g., RTO/RCO inlet box fires) (Gaydon and Wolfhard 1970, McCaffrey 1979, and Cox and Chitty 1980).
Physical measurements were impractical inside the inlet box, so to understand the situation better, the engineers hired a consultant to simulate the system using computational fluid dynamics.
Multiple inlet effects, such as inlet box plus bearing, were not combined into any one test.