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

• Variation in the heat-exchanger coolant temperature

• Entrapment of substantial quantities of air in the coolant water

• Inability to maintain a clean cooling system

With any cooling system, one of the most important factors of design is the temperature drop across the engine. Most engine manufacturers desire a temperature differential of no more than 10 to 12°F (5.6 to 6.7°C), and closer values are desirable. A jacket-water temperature across the engine of 170°F (77°C) is preferred, and in high-temperature or waste-heat-recovery systems, temperatures of 200°F (93°C) or more are common and not harmful.

Radiator The radiator cooling system is perhaps the most common and best understood method of cooling. It is based on a closed system of tubes through which the jacket water passes. The heat is dissipated by a fan, creating a stream of moving air passing through

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable Energy 101

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable. The usage of renewable energy sources is very important when considering the sustainability of the existing energy usage of the world. While there is currently an abundance of non-renewable energy sources, such as nuclear fuels, these energy sources are depleting. In addition to being a non-renewable supply, the non-renewable energy sources release emissions into the air, which has an adverse effect on the environment.

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