LCACs have typically been used as an aftercooler to cool the hot charge air to an acceptable level before entering the engine. With the introduction of series turbocharging, intercooling has also become necessary to reduce the charge air temperatures prior to being directed to the second compressor stage. This allows original equipment manufacturers flexibility to use lower cost materials for this second compressor.
Round Tube Plate Fin (RTPF) charge-air coolers are designed so that a cooling fluid passes through several round tubes and high-pressure turbocharged intake air flows over the fin and tube surface.
Features and Benefits
Modine designs your RTPF heat exchangers to exceed thermal performance specifications by selecting the proper tube and header material for corrosion and erosion resistance within the packaging space.