50 75 100 125 130 135


FIGURE 5C Diesel engine performance curves: (A) maximum, (B) intermittent, (C) continuous ratings of engines with accessories (Waukesha Motor)

the tubes. The fan is driven either by the engine or by an auxiliary source of power (Figure 7).

An engine in a fixed outside installation can be cooled without much difficulty. Certain factors must be considered, such as ambient temperature, direction of the prevailing wind, and presence of foreign airborne materials. In high temperatures (usually above 110°F [48°C]), a larger radiator is required. If the prevailing winds are extremely high, the unit can be located to offset normal fan flow. Screening can be used to prevent the clogging of the air passes in the radiator where the atmosphere tends to contain foreign airborne material, such as dust.

Radiator cooling may be used in an inside installation, but there are certain problems which, unless properly anticipated, limit this system. The recirculation of cooling air and the radiation of exhaust heat from the engine create a problem. As was previously pointed out, every 10°F (5.6°C) rise above 60°F (15.6°C) results in a 1% loss in power. When 5 to 10% of the total heat put into an engine is radiated, some means of power ventilation must

FIGURE 6 Hypothetical heat balance (Waukesha Motor)

FIGURE 7 Radiator cooling system (Waukesha Motor)
FIGURE 8 Radiator cooling system for an inside installation (Waukesha Motor)

be provided to remove this heat through ducts, louvers, or forced ventilation with a separate fan. An installation of this type is illustrated in Figure 8.

Heat Exchanger The heat exchanger cooling system (Figure 9) is the best system for a stationary engine installation. Using a tube bundle in a closed shell, the cooling exchange medium is water (often called raw water). This water may be plant or process water; it may be recirculated or, in standby installations, allowed to pass to waste. The system has the advantage of the radiator cooling system in that it is self-contained: the quantity and quality of the water in the engine can be controlled. It has the further advantage of not being affected by the flow of heat to air movement if the heat of radiation is taken into account in the design of the system. On the other hand, the cooling medium, unless used in a plant system, is a disadvantage because it is costly. A separate pump is required to provide the necessary water for cooling unless city water or process water is under sufficient pressure.

City Water and Standpipe City water cooling is designed to take water directly from the city main or from the pump the engine is driving. It is used on some emergency or standby installation. It is simple and inexpensive, gives unlimited cooling for moderate-size engines, is easily understood, and will operate instantly in an emergency. On the negative side, the cooling water is wasted, corrosive elements may be introduced into the engine jacket water system, and it may create excessive temperature changes across the engine jacket.

Standpipe cooling (Figure 10) is basically the same as city water cooling except that a thermostatic valve is employed to admit makeup water as required. The vertical pipe is a

FIGURE 9 Heat exchanger cooling system (Waukesha Motor)
-ENGINE WATER PUMP FIGURE 10 Standpipe cooling system (Waukesha Motor)

blending tank into which city water is introduced only in the amount necessary for makeup. The standpipe system is inexpensive and simple to operate.

Ebullition In installations where heat is required for process equipment, a method of high-temperature, or ebullition, cooling is being used as a very economical method, particularly with larger installations. This system has been termed steam cooling, high-temperature, or Vapor-phase (a registered trademark). In this system, the coolant leaves

FIGURE 11 High-temperature cooling system (Waukesha Motor)

the engine at a temperature equal to or above its atmospheric boiling point and under sufficient pressure to remain liquid until discharged from the engine into a flash chamber, where a drop in pressure causes the formation of steam, which is condensed and returned to the engine at very near the discharge temperature. A schematic of this system is shown in Figure 11. This system has the advantages of a very small temperature differential across the engine, which minimizes distortion of all working parts, and a constant working temperature regardless of load. Because of the higher working temperatures, the combustion area and crankcase of the engine have fewer liquid by-products of combustion and corrosive materials. Of prime importance is the waste heat that can be recovered for plant process with a very small amount of makeup water for cooling.

Cooling Tower Cooling towers are used in some large or multiple-engine installations. Through the use of a current of air, produced either by a natural draft or by mechanical means, a tower causes a sensible heat flow from the cooling water to the air. Atmospheric, or natural, draft towers depend upon natural wind velocities and thus can vary widely. Mechanical draft towers, where the air supply can be controlled, can be put in any area, but the limit to their cooling capacity is the power required to operate them. As the water volume increases, the volume of air required and the pressure the fan has to operate against increase. A point is reached where the cost of installation and operation becomes prohibitive. A diagram of a system that combines components of the cooling systems mentioned plus the waste-heat recovery system silencer, to be mentioned later, is shown in Figure 12.

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