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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by normcheu, Nov 6, 2010.

    1. normcheu

      normcheu New Member

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      I'm considering a coolant loop heater for a low pressure hydraulic tank which is mounted above the water pump. Will there be any concern with coolant flow and/or pump cavitation for this extra loop? If yes, could you explain and give me your recommendation? I understand the heat gained to the hydraulic tank is heat lost somewhere else, like cabin heat, but I'm now mainly concerned with the flow. Thanks
       
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    3. garnettools

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      I dont know the temperature of the coolant and/or the density variation, but you better provide an expansion tank to avoid any cavitation. This is normally used to avoid cavitation and also in case we do not want our pump to run without coolant.
       

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