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Exhaust Brake

Exhaust Brake

Exhaust Brakes are used on diesel engines to provide vehicle retardation by choking the exhaust gas flow downstream of the turbocharger.

The exhaust brake has a throttle valve which is actuated by a pneumatic operating cylinder.

The back pressure realized by a conventional uncontrolled exhaust brake is proportional to the engine speed. The controlled exhaust brake however is equipped with a mechanism that maintains a constant counter-pressure downstream of the turbocharger in a defined gas flow range. This consequently allows constant retardation that is independent of engine load and speed.

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Exhaust Brake