Intercoolers and Aftercoolers
Intercoolers and aftercoolers are devices used for a variety of compressors to remove waste heat. Typically this mechanical device utilizes a multi-stage process and can come in different configurations such as air-to-air or air-to-liquid. Some processes will even used a forced induction process which forces more air into the device.
Many applications which utilize high-powered engines will utilize some form of intercooler or aftercooler. These useful devices are great for controlling the temperature and regulating safe levels. Many products can be customized for a particular project to offer the highest amount of efficiency.
The intercooler component is typically designed to eliminate heat that is produced between the different stages of the compressor whereas the aftercooler is for removing heat after the compression process is finished. Since intercoolers and aftercoolers are ideal in air compressor applications many manufacturers offer these products for a wide range of air compressors.
There are many types of compressor types such as centrifugal compressors, 12 volt air compressors, axial compressors, double acting compressors, free piston compressors, gas air compressors, lobe compressors, liquid ring compressors, portable air compressors, reciprocating compressors, swash plate compressors and much more.