After calibrating the flow bench the CTS FMIC is placed on top of an adapter that allows for measuring the airflow through the external fins of the intercooler.
This is shown in the picture below.
Note: The IC in the picture is not the CTS FMIC, the picture is an example of how the part is tested.
After measuring the external fin airflow the CTS intercooler hoses are attached to the intercooler and the outlet side of the intercooler is attached to the flow bench.
The inlet side hose has a bell mouth placed in the inlet to help smooth airflow into the inlet hose.
The flow bench is operated at 28″ of H2O and airflow through the CTS FMIC is measured at this depression.
The external fins of the CTS FMIC flow 287 CFM @ 10″ of H2O.
This is shown on the chart along with all other intercoolers that have been tested.
The internal passageways of the CTS FMIC flow 146 CFM @ 28″ of H2O.
This is shown in the next chart along with other FMIC and stock IC+Bicooler intercoolers that have been tested.
The CTS FMIC was the subject of a flow test and was found to flow 287 CFM @ 10″ of H2O through the external fins.
Airflow through the intercooler’s internal passages measured 146 CFM @ 28″ of H2O.
Both of these flow rates are on the lower end of the range of products that have been measured.