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UltimatecoolingSt New Cooling System Concept Using the Same Coolant to Cool All Vehicle Fluids
Published May 18, 2003 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
Cooling modules are generally composed of a cooling radiator, a charge air cooler (CAC) and an A/C condenser and are located at the forefront of the vehicle. In some instances, engine oil cooler, fuel cooler and transmission oil cooler are added to the module. Each component and each loop is designed to withstand the worst case conditions, while packaging, weight, fluid hoses architecture and connections become more substantial and more complex by the day.
In view of the latter, a new cooling system, called ""UltimateCooling,"" has been designed to reduce weight and packaging, to simplify fluid hoses architecture and to optimize the global cooling system, using the available cooling potential of radiator, oil cooler and CAC to improve the A/C system performance. The breakthrough has been achieved by using engine coolant exclusively to cool all the various fluids in the vehicle, i.e., air, refrigerant, oil, exhaust gas and fuel.