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1. (WO2019045917) HIGH TEMPERATURE CAPABLE JOINT ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN AIR-TO-AIR AFTERCOOLERS (ATAAC)
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Claims

1. An air-to-air aftercooler (ATAAC) (108) for an engine system (100), the ATAAC (108) comprising:

a header (204), disposed at an end (230) of the ATAAC (108), adapted to receive hot air, the header (204) comprising a first surface (218), a second surface (220), and defining a plurality of slots (222) extending from the first surface (218) to the second surface (220);

a plurality of core tubes (208), each of the plurality of core tubes (208) having a flared end portion (312); and

a plurality of joint assemblies (234) coupling each of the plurality of core tubes (208) with the header (204), the each of plurality of joint assemblies (234) comprising:

an adapter (402) comprising:

a first section (508) threadedly engaged with one of the plurality of slots (222),

a tapered section (514) inserted inside the flared end portion (312) of one of the plurality of core tubes (208), and

a second section (512) defined between the tapered section (514) and the first section (508),

a sleeve (502) disposed around the one of the plurality of core tubes (208), the sleeve (502) is engaged with the flared end portion (312) of the one of the plurality of core tubes (208),

a nut (404) engaged with the sleeve (502) and the second section (512) of the adapter (402), wherein the engagement of the nut (404) with the sleeve (502) and the second section (512) facilitates retention of the tapered section (514) of the adapter (402) within the flared end portion (312) of the one of the plurality of core tubes (208).

2. The ATAAC ( 108) of claim 1, wherein the flared end portion (312) of the one of the plurality of core tubes (208) has an inner surface (318), wherein the inner surface (318) of the flared end portion (312) abuts an outer surface (320) of the adapter (402) in the tapered section (514).

3. The ATAAC (108) of claim 1, wherein the adapter (402) further comprises a flange section (510) defined between the first section (508) and the second section (512).

4. The ATAAC (108) of claim 1 , wherein the sleeve (502) comprises a first portion (712) engaged with the flared end portion (312) and a second portion (714), the first portion (712) having an outer diameter larger than an outer diameter of 'the second portion (714) to define a first step (716) between the first portion (712) and the second portion (714),