heat exchanger


Definition of heat exchanger

: a device (such as an automobile radiator) for transferring heat from one fluid to another without allowing them to mix

Examples of heat exchanger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the heat exchanger becomes too hot, your limit switch acts as a safety mechanism and turns off the burner. Dallas News, "6 reasons why cold air is coming from your vents when your heater is on," 26 Jan. 2021 The water pump then moves that heated coolant through the upper radiator hose and into the radiator, which is a heat exchanger filled with metal tubes. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Maintain and Flush a Cooling System So Your Car Doesn’t Overheat," 27 Aug. 2020 The heat exchanger and the orifice, which controls the flow of gas, may also need cleaning. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "Condo HVAC unit still needs to be serviced twice a year," 10 Aug. 2020 The stove system assembles easily and has protective plastic over the heat exchanger and a sheath over the pot that not only shields you from the heat, but changes color when the water reaches a rolling boil. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "11 Powerful, Portable Camp Stoves That Bring the BTUs," 17 Sep. 2019 The airflow is needed for the half-dozen heat exchangers that range from the usual radiator and air conditioning condenser to the oil and transmission coolers. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Snakes alive! Shelby GT500 is the ultimate Mustang," 14 Apr. 2020 And the two primary heat exchangers–radiator and heater–are also aluminum. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Flush Your Radiator and Cooling System," 11 Dec. 2019 Inspect heat exchangers or burners for cracks, abnormal discoloration or deterioration. Ron Wynn, Dallas News, "Inspect your HVAC system to avoid expensive failures," 12 Jan. 2020 After the coolant circulates through the engine, the pump pushes it out the upper radiator hose into the radiator, a heat exchanger made of metal tubes (aluminum on today's cars) to which fins are attached. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Flush Your Radiator and Cooling System," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of heat exchanger

1902, in the meaning defined above

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12 Feb 2021

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“Heat exchanger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heat%20exchanger. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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Medical Definition of heat exchanger

: a device (as in an apparatus for extracorporeal blood circulation) for transferring heat from one fluid to another without allowing them to mix

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