intercooler


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intercooler

[¦in·tər¦kül·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A heat exchanger for cooling fluid between stages of a multistage compressor with consequent saving in power.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

intercooler

intercooler
A precooler or a heat exchanger that is like a radiator. It is a component of an air-conditioning system fitted between a compressor and the turbine of a cold air unit or that used between the turbocharger and the cylinder of a reciprocating engine.
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The intercooler imposes a flow restriction on the induction system, causing a pressure drop across the flow resistance of the intercooler.
The intercooler fans start running when the inlet air temperature is above 40[degrees]C and the fan speed can be controlled following a similar function:
(1) The intercooled gas turbine is developed from an existing dual-shaft gas generator with a power turbine, only by inserting an intercooler between the low pressure compressor (LPC) and high pressure compressor (HPC).
On the pressure side of the compressor, a manifold casting and intercooler mount casting had to be produced that met the space limitations of the design.
For the intercooler's inlet/outlet pipes, previously cast from aluminum, the material provides heat and hydrolysis resistance, just as it does for the radiator's header tank, for which it was already in use.
Johansson also characterised the intercooler order as a breakthrough.
It is powered by a four-cylinder engine with a Borg-Warner supercharger and intercooler system.
However, to meet the increasing demand from diesel customers, Mitsubishi is also introducing its first common-rail direct injection diesel engine for passenger cars, a 1.9 litre turbocharger, with intercooler direct-injection diesel, fourcylinder engine.
The engine features electronically controlled fuel injection and an intercooler. It is thermostatically controlled and has a variable speed hydraulically driven fan that uses power only when required.
The high-octane flagship model uses a state-of-the-art supercharger and intercooler to squeeze 163bhp out of the traditional four-cylinder engine.