Gas engine coolers

Modern 4-stroke diesel engines are being adapted to run using gas generated from a number of environmentally friendlier sources such as bio degraded waste. Where the gas is introduced after the turbo charger, but before the charge air cooler, the charge air cooler manufacturer has to take care to protect the coolers from the contamination present within the gas.

Pure copper, though ideal from the perspective of heat transfer, is not perfect in the aggressive atmosphere of the gas/air mixture of these engine types. Vestas aircoil need to consider a material that would cater for the required heat transfer AND survive in this hostile environment.