inlet valve


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

inlet valve

[′in‚let ‚valv]
(mechanical engineering)
The valve through which a fluid is drawn into the cylinder of a positive-displacement engine, pump, or compressor. Also known as induction valve.
References in periodicals archive ?
A turbulence intensity of 4% and a length scale of 17% of the inlet valve diameter were specified for turbulent kinetic energy k and its dissipation rate [epsilon].
Combustion of pulse jet engine includes an inlet valve (figure 3), injector plate (figure 4) and wall opposite the injector plate (figure 5).
The pump features a clutch with a continuous duty throw-out bearing to allow extended idle while in neutral, and a suction inlet valve to suspend charged flow during drill rod makeup/breakout.
in] is pressure in front of the valve (for inlet valve it is pressure of the filling compressed air, for outlet valve it is pressure in the muscle), [p.
Other features include: heavy-duty tubular construction with Steel-It[R] epoxy finish, an 8" diameter inlet valve with bulk/dribble controls for accurate weighments, and a bag inflation system to remove folds in bags for maximum fill volume and bag stability.
An air inlet valve opens to allow transport air to enter the system.
In the 2000 incident, the Pont swelled to such an extent that pressure from it prevented the inlet valve from opening to allow the overflow from the burn.
Inlet valve cutoff shall be no more than 60% of full stroke.
The inlet valve, when set to the blowdown position, isolates the trap for service.
The Coventry operation of the Federal-Mogul group supplies the inlet valve seat for the BMW 3.
A spokeswoman for Daer Cymru Welsh Water said there was a technical problem on the water main inlet valve regulating the flow of water to a local reservoir to be treated.
Running through a mental checklist developed solely from past observation, the mishap technician ensured the propane liquid inlet valve was closed.