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 The Ultium motors are oil cooled and that oil flows through an oil-to-refrigerant heat exchanger. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 This fluid is then pumped to a heat exchanger that transfers the fluid’s heat to water, which creates steam. Jackie Snow, WSJ, 24 Apr. 2022 From there the air passes through a massive 3,789 square foot (352 square meter) heat exchanger, which allows the facility to keep the air at a constant temperature, anywhere between 50-122˚ F (10-50˚ C). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 21 Mar. 2022 When a hot water faucet is turned on, cold water flows through a heat exchanger in the unit, and either a natural gas burner or an electric element heats the water. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Feb. 2022 But unlike traditional turbines that are driven by steam, the water passes through a heat exchanger which contains a separate fluid with a lower boiling point than water. Johnny Wood, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 That’s a boost of over 120 hp compared to the regular GT500, which can be attributed to a massive 3.8-liter Shelby by Whipple supercharger with a high-volume intercooler and heat exchanger, according to the shop. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 16 Dec. 2021 Depending on the server configuration, - water cooling removes about 90% of the heat, leaving the balance to be handled by a standard computer room air conditioner not requiring a heat exchanger. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 There is a heat exchanger inside of the server chassis. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of heat exchanger

1902, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

19 May 2022

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“Heat exchanger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heat%20exchanger. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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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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