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Why is temperature control important?

Oppdatert: 4. jan. 2021

Controlling the temperature of engine fluids is essential to maintaining equipment efficiency and performance.

Controlling the temperature of engine fluids is essential to ensuring equipment efficiency and performance. Depending on the application, failure to maintain temperature accuracy can lead to poor fuel consumption, high emission output, and smoking. AMOT is the leading manufacturer of actuated and thermostatic temperature control valves and regulators.

Charge Air Cooler (LT) The charge air inlet temperature has a major influence on engine performance. Different fuel grades and types require different air inlet temperatures for correct combustion. In addition, controlling the dew point can reduce corrosion, optimize fuel consumption and reduce spark plug fouling on gas engines.

Jacket Water (HT) The jacket water temperature can affect NOx emissions, engine efficiency, fuel consumption, and smoke. Maintaining a high temperature in this application is the key to load acceptance; conversely, low temperatures can lead to cold corrosion, especially during “slow steaming.” As an added benefit, waste heat from the HT system can be recovered through smart valve technology and used to improve overall system efficiency.

Lube Oil In this application, incorrect oil temperature can negatively affect viscosity and flow characteristics, leading to increased engine wear.

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