Turbocharger Aftercooling - Why and How 700536

Three types of water-cooled aftercoolers are now in use-the box type, the plug-in bundle type, and the in-head type. For stationary applications the box types are favored, while the in-head type is favored on vehicular applications because of its compactness. The in-head type aftercoolers, through improvements in specific heat transfer performance, are on the up-trend. Further developments of air-to-air coolers, permitting lower intake manifold temperatures because of the lower temperature heat sink, are expected.


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