Intercooler

A device which cools a gas between the compressive steps of a multiple stage compressor.

In a vehicle this reduces the temperature of incoming air from a turbo or supercharger, via an air/water heat exchanger, using water as coolant. This is normally mounted in the air stream at the front of the car.


See also: Heat Exchanger, Supercharger, Turbocharger.

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Subjects: Automotive Engines Mechanical Engineering