10212 Closed Loop Hot Water Cooling Systems

The most common method of recovering engine heat is the closed-loop cooling system, as shown in Figure 10.2. These systems are designed to cool the engine by forced circulation of a coolant through engine passages and an external heat exchanger. A heat exchanger transfers excess engine heat to a cooling tower or radiator. Closed-loop water cooling systems can operate at coolant temperatures of 190 to 250°F.

FIGURE 10.2

Closed-loop heat recovery system.

FIGURE 10.2

Closed-loop heat recovery system.

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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