In a previous blog, we covered the details of what makes a variable geometry turbocharger different from other turbochargers. Today, we are going to cover a different type of turbocharger known as the fixed geometry turbocharger. While there are some similarities between the two, there are also differences. For a deeper look at the basics of fixed geometry turbochargers (FGT), continue reading the material provided below.
Details Regarding FGT
To put it simply, this type of turbocharger is simple. Basically, the design that is used allows for the turbine and compressor geometries to both be fixed, also allowing for the boost pressure to determine the exhaust flow entirely. In this specific design, the wastegate can be built into the turbine side of the product, or it can also be a separate valve. If it is a completely separate valve, it will need to be connected to the outside piping of the turbocharger.
Advantages of FGT
There are numerous advantages that come with the FGT. One of them we talked about above, which is simplicity. There is not much to the overall design of the FGT that allows for it to be easily understood and worked on. Another advantage of this project is that it is durable. The way it is made allows for it to withstand its job and not become faulty because it cannot withstand the heat and overall job it is doing. Last but not least, it is efficient. The FGT allows for the job of the turbocharger to be done smoothly and correctly, while also being able to work in the narrowest of areas.
All in all, the basics of fixed geometry turbochargers are explained above. It is our hope here at TurboTurbos that we provided you with enough knowledge to understand FGTs and that you can now take the next steps you need regarding turbochargers. Speaking of next steps, if you need help purchasing a turbocharger or some turbocharger actuators, visit our website today! We have a large variety of turbocharger-related products available for purchase and shipping.