An intercooler is a device whose function is to cool the compressed air in engines with a turbocharger or compressor, and it is also used in diesel engines. Since the air is heated, the intercooler has the function of reducing the temperature of the compressed air, because in this way the density of the air that is injected into the cylinder is additionally increased. Although until recently reinforced hoses were the most popular when it comes to coolers, now silicone hoses have taken its place. Silicone hoses are used in many industries, all thanks to their positive characteristics such as flexibility in a wide temperature range. What is particularly specific about silicone hoses is that they will never bend at extremely high temperatures, nor crack at extremely low temperatures. In addition, the surface is smooth, so they are often used in medicine and many other industries. The flexibility of Mr Hydraulic allows it to be used in confined and high-pressure environments, where harder rubber materials can crack or tear.
Car silicone hoses
Car silicone hoses are used to transport gas and liquid products made of silicone rubber. They consist of an inner and outer layer of rubber and a skeletal layer. Silicone hose is resistant to aging, ozone, oxygen, light, weather conditions, weak acids, and so on. It is made by the winding process and, given its light weight, it has a wide range of applications. Silicone hose is resistant to aging, ozone, oxygen, light, weather conditions, weak acids, and so on. It is made by the winding process and, given its light weight, it has a wide range of applications. The role of that hose is to map the change in pressure from one end to the other end without loss and with the smallest possible delay. In practice, due to the deformation of the material and the inertness of the fluid itself (air in this case), this delay always exists. Of course, with less strength of the hose, its distortions increase and there is an increase in the time interval between the change in pressure at one end of the hose and the resulting change in pressure at its other end. Therefore, we will not be wrong if we say that silicone hoses have a long life and will remain unchanged in appearance even after many years of use.
When we talk about the purpose of the intercooler silicone hose, in addition to being used for the cooling system, it is also used in the fuel system, the power steering system, and the brake system. We have already mentioned the exceptional resistance to high and low temperatures, which is temperature tolerance in the range of -40-2000C.
Like any other part, the intercooler is something that can break down, and there are several indicators that will indicate a problem. The first of these is leakage. One of the most common areas affected are the rubber hoses and the clamps that hold them in place. Over time the tire wears down and the clamps can lose their clamping force, which can result in the hoses actually letting air out. Symptoms are poor performance, and you can also hear air ‘hissing’. Therefore, it is good to know that silicone hoses are much more durable than rubber hoses and that their damage occurs less often. Apart to leakage, damage from impact can lead to breakage. Symptoms that can be recognized are a weaker performance of the intercooler, which results in an increased temperature of the intake air, and in the worst cases, the intercooler can be punctured. If you have problems with oil leaks, you should know that the same oil has to go somewhere when it leaks, and usually it is the intercooler. This means that oil collects at the bottom, reducing the performance of the cooler itself.
In addition to high-quality engine oil, the coolant is of crucial importance for the correctness and longevity of the car engine, especially in colder conditions part of the year. It ensures quality cooling of vital engine parts is resistant to high temperatures, and it does not freeze even at the lowest temperatures that the car owner can expect. High-quality coolant simultaneously protects the inside of the engine from corrosion, prevents the deposition of scale and impurities, and does not corrode sealants. Except that it is much harder to freeze than water, it is heavier and boils, and should be kept in the engine cooling system throughout the year. It consists of an alcohol derivative of ethylene glycol and additives that ensure the necessary properties. That is why you should not skimp on the coolant, as it is a relatively small investment in an extremely important engine asset.
The cooling device has the role of ensuring the cooling of the engine parts that are in time of thermal operation under heavy load, and maintainance the working condition with the regulation device engine temperature. Temperature above the permitted limits on certain parts of the engine would lead to their damage, and too low increases the heat losses of the engine and leads to increased wear of individual parts of the engine. That’s why it’s important to have cooling adequate to the thermal load of the engine, which is achieved by heat regulation devices.
The cooling system enables normal engine operation and reduces the possibility of parts overheating. The engine can be cooled by coolant or air. Nowadays, the engine is most often cooled with coolant. Air cooling used to be more common in the past, but nowadays there are fewer and fewer air-cooled vehicles. Liquid cooling is much more efficient. The working capacity of a person in a vehicle depends a lot on the temperature of the air that surrounds him. When driving, the driver must always ensure that there is a sufficient amount of coolant in the engine and should always be alert if high engine temperatures occur to be ready to react.