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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.

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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Intercoolers reduce the air temperature and increase the engine's output and performance.
One problem with intercoolers is that you have to pretty much throw the POH out the window when considering percent power and fuel flow.
They can also offer nearly isotherm compression with an intercooler after one or two impellers (each stage or sometimes two stages).
Two additional radiators behind the intercoolers help prevent the 4.
The enhanced performance is achieved by a new engine control unit, with two additional radiators behind the intercoolers to prevent overheating.
The Swedish engineering group Opcon AB said on Monday (19 January) that its subsidiary Laminova Production AB had secured a SEK20m contract for car engine intercoolers from the German vehicle supplier Georg Fischer.
It requires no intercoolers and is said to offer easier maintenance than other types of dry vacuum pumps because of its simple screw design.
Applications include precise liquid refrigerant feed to pump recirculator packages, receivers, intercoolers, and also surge drums connected to flooded heat exchangers and process equipment.
It features a cold air intake, reprogrammed engine computer, and a 'TripleCooled' intercooler system made up of three individual intercoolers.
The DC generator on the wind turbine is replaced by an array of compressors and intercoolers that take atmospheric air and raise it to a given storage pressure.