November 2, 2016 by Daniel Graham
Water is an excellent heat transfer medium when cooling liquids to temperatures unattainable by air-cooled systems. However, hot gas systems are, by nature, of extreme temperatures and not a good application for water-cooled systems. Thermal shock, liming and plating-out in the heat exchangers are serious consequences. The dangers of the cooling water flashing to steam along with the spiraling costs of water make an air-cooled system the logical choice.