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Air cooling is a method of dissipating heat. It works by making the object to be cooled have a larger surface area or have an increased flow of air over its surface, or both. An example of the former is to add cooling fins to the surface of the object, either by making them integral or by attaching them tightly to the object's surface. In the case of the latter it is done by using a fan blowing air into or onto the object one wants to cool. The addition of fins to a heat sink increases its total surface area, resulting in greater cooling effectiveness.

  • also known as 風冷

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Google previewCombined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation (2012)

by Ashok D Rao

Inlet air cooling is a low specific cost method of increasing the gas turbine power output during hot periods. Air cooling can basically be achieved in two ways: liquid water mixing or refrigeration by compression or absorption chillers. Leaving ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (2006)

by Rehva,

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Google previewAlternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia (2016)

by Jay H. Lehr, Jack Keeley

Inlet air cooling has been effectively used in gas turbine power plants to increase power plant output (Ibrahim et al., 2011). Power plant applications with inlet air cooling have been studied by EPRI (EPRI reports 2003). Previous researchers ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources (2013)

by Chris K. Dyer, Patrick T. Moseley, Zempachi Ogumi, David A. J. Rand, Bruno Scrosati

Available cooling approaches include water cooling, air cooling, and fluid cooling . The water-cooling method is the most common method and is described later. The air cooling is only for special applications; the use of air blowers affects the ...

Google previewIron and Steel (a Pocket Encyclopedia) (1919)

Including Allied Industries and Sciences by Hugh Philip Tiemann

The term cooling is also used in the same manner, as water cooling, oil cooling, air cooling, etc. Water quenching is rarely called water dipping. The temperature to which the object is heated for quenching is referred to as the quenching ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Building Services (2013)

by David Kut

Air cooling is acceptable for duties up to 350 m3 or for continuous duty at pressures up to 14 bar. To provide enhanced cooling, the compressor external surfaces are finned to give an extended heat transfer surface and additional cooling is ...

Google previewHawkins' electrical dictionary (1910)

a cyclopedia of words, terms, phrases and data used in the electric arts, trades and sciences by Nehemiah Hawkins

Air Cooling. Align. Air Cooling. — 1. Reducing the temperature of a transformer or other electrical apparatus by causing air currents to pass over the heated surfaces. 2. The system of cooling an internal combustion engine cylinder by directing ...

Google previewCondensed Encyclopedia of Polymer Engineering Terms (2012)

by Nicholas P Cheremisinoff

The advantages of cooling with air may be seen by comparing air cooling with the alternative of cooling with water.

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