A turbocharger is a supercharger driven by a turbine powered by the engine’s exhaust gases. It is a mechanical system that has the purpose of supercharging the internal combustion engine.
A turbocharger has three main components: a turbine, a compressor and a center hub but the two main sections are the turbine and the compressor connected by a spindle.
Usually, the turbocharger is mounted as close as possible to where the exhaust and supply ducts are also located.
The gases that come out of the combustion chamber of the vehicle are conveyed by the exhaust ducts towards the turbine that by turning activates the compressor that sucks air and compresses it. The compressed air passes through a radiator (the intercooler) and then flows into the intake ducts.
This results in a greater amount of air reaching the cylinders which, combined with an increase in the injected fuel, guarantees an increase in the engine torque and power.
The turbocharger provides greater efficiency by exploiting the energy of the exhaust gases that would otherwise be wasted.
For the racing industry we develop customized turbochargers based on our clients’ projects in order to satisfy the most demanding precision requirements.