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Topic Title: Water Cooled Generator
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Created On: 01 September 2010 11:46 AM
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 01 September 2010 11:46 AM
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peterfile

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My client wants a standby generator to run with full water cooling - i.e. using a source of water to dissipate the heat rather than using a water/air heat exchanger or radiator.
As a water supply company it has access to a plentiful supply of water and installing a radiator would reduce security and run the risk of noise pollution.

Does anyone know of potential suppliers, preferably in the UK, who may be able to help?

Thanks.

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 01 September 2010 12:07 PM
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rogerbryant

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I can't offer any names, but I would suggest you look at the marine industry as ships generators tend to be direct water cooled.

Best regards

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 01 September 2010 12:13 PM
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peterfile

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Thanks Roger
I have started along those lines so I will look further.

Pete
 01 September 2010 05:52 PM
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chrisjtaylor

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Pete

A great many sites have water cooling via heat exchangers to either towers, or dry coolers, I've done two that use water from the mains straight thru the exchanger to a drain, one in Paris and one for a water board here in the UK. Most set builders and designers will accommodate you, dealers may not.

Chris

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 02 September 2010 06:50 AM
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peterfile

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Chris
Taking the water from the mains is exactly what is needed.
Any chance of a PM so I can pick your brains, please.

Thanks

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 02 September 2010 05:07 PM
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chrisjtaylor

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chris.taylor@powerplan.ltd.uk

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 09 September 2010 11:24 AM
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chris1982

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Originally posted by: peterfile
As a water supply company it has access to a plentiful supply of water and installing a radiator would reduce security and run the risk of noise pollution.


Would you be using treated water or a raw water source?

It's just that I worked on a project and we looked into water cooling and the cost was quite high in the end, this was on waste water scheme so we would have had to have taken our water from the potable water supply.
 09 September 2010 02:45 PM
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peterfile

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We have a significant supply of treated potable water in this case, although it would be chlorinated.

I have two 30" water mains passing close by, so it would be useful to be able to take the heat out that way, if I could get the heat transfer without breaching the main. That way we're not compromising the security of the building.
 09 September 2010 10:55 PM
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Parsons Peebles at Rosyth may do.

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chris1982

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Originally posted by: peterfile

We have a significant supply of treated potable water in this case, although it would be chlorinated.



I have two 30" water mains passing close by, so it would be useful to be able to take the heat out that way, if I could get the heat transfer without breaching the main. That way we're not compromising the security of the building.


cool, will it incur a opex charge? or is it seen as a small bypass in the pipework?
 17 September 2010 06:18 AM
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MikeRalph

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Hi Mate

I don't think it works as efficient as Water/Air heat exchanger even though there would be no noise pollution .I suggest you to look at Ice manufacturing companies or cold storages as they might be using those type of generators.

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