Remote radiators are a great solution for emergency generator installations with limited engine room space and/or insufficient air ventilation. An earlier article provided key points for specifying a remote radiator for emergency generators. This article expands on this subject by addressing one item that is often overlooked in the selection of a remote radiator: noise. … Read more
Engine-driven radiators are fine for most installations but, whether due to insufficient space or a lack of proper ventilation in the engine room, a remote cooling system may be required for your project. This article will assist you in understanding remote cooling packages, and will outline the information required to specify a reliable system.
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