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Water Cooling

Modified on Sunday, 01 February 2015 06:12 PM by mpieler Categorized as Extrusion Hints
Water Cooling
Vol.20 #2, July 1993

Water is a critical item in extrusion cooling. Many companies throw water out, even though they may have their own wells. Why not recirculate and reuse with low cost pumps? I started with used pumps from a clothes washer!

First, check the water for quality. Beware of additives that create scale under hot water conditions. From the cooling trough we pushed the water through a small cooling unit and through a water softener. The loss in water was negligible.

See also:
  • Cooling water
  • Cooling water flow
  • Throat cooling
  • Water piping
  • Water valve off

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