With the push by engine manufacturers to increase power output while reducing emissions, you may soon encounter engines that utilize an air-to-air charge-air-cooled (ATACAC) cooling system. This technology is now common but it can still cause headaches to the design engineers responsible for laying out the required components and the associated piping. If you are a mechanical engineer facing these challenges, don’t worry, someone has figured out a way to simplify your life.
New emission regulations have led to massive changes in the way diesel engines are cooled. Older engines had a single jacket water circuit (using a mixture of ethylene glycol and water) that was responsible for removing heat from the engine and transporting it to a radiator. Simple enough, right? Fast forward to today! Engines are … Read more