Thermal Flow Control Valve Nomenclature and Application
The purpose of this SAE Information Report is to define common industry terminology and nomenclature relative to thermal flow control valves and to describe common thermal flow control valve applications in automotive, highway truck, mobile construction equipment, and industrial applications.
This document is primarily directed at internal combustion engine or electric powered applications and the downstream systems to which power is provided, such as transmissions, hydraulics, air compression, etc. The information contained herein does not constitute an SAE Standard.
This document was produced to highlight common flow control technologies applied in automotive, construction equipment, and industrial cooling systems, to enable or impede heat transfer processes for purposes of enhancing overall machine functionality and efficiency in various ambient conditions and machine operating modes.