Oil Coolers and Heat Exchangers: The Importance of Being Cool

May 1, 13 • Heat Exchangers, Industrial Product ServiceComments Off on Oil Coolers and Heat Exchangers: The Importance of Being Cool

Control Overheating with Oil Coolers and Heat Exchangers from K&L Clutch and TransmissionOur industrial product distributor experts explain why machines need oil coolers and heat exchangers.

Texas is hot. So are many of the places where our parts and workers find themselves. Even in cool weather, cranes, tractors, front-end loaders, and all other large machines, expel a large amount of energy to do their jobs. If you remember much from grade-school science, or if you happened to study the subject in some sort of advanced degree, you know that heat is energy. All that energy makes those machines pretty hot.

What Can Overheating Do To A Machine?

Another thing you may remember from your education is how metal reacts to different temperatures. When it’s cold, metal contracts, and when it’s the opposite of cold, or hot, it does the opposite of contracting, it expands. If you don’t remember this from school, any of you that are married may have noticed that it’s much easier to prove your married in the winter, and a little more difficult to keep that wedding ring on in the summer. This contracting and expanding may not cause too many issues for married couples, but it can be devastating to an engine.

Why Do Engines Overheat?

Engines are composed of many different parts. Some small, some large, and all of them fit together and work together. What happens to one has a profound affect on all of the others. When engines are put through extreme heat, all of the parts begin to expand, some expand more than others, and at a more rapid pace. When they cool down, and everything contracts again, they do not always return to their original state. If this happens too often, and especially if it happens in an extreme manner, everything begins to break down. Parts don’t fit correctly, cooling lubricant and oils don’t function properly, and you might even blow a gasket. This kind of break down can become extremely costly.

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How To Avoid The Cost of An Overheated Engine

To avoid overheating an engine, you need to keep everything cool. When your engines are facing extreme environments, and you’re working hard at major projects, you need the best equipment to keep everything functioning properly. You need well-made oil coolers and heat exchangers. You need oil coolers and heat exchangers from Young Touchstone.

How Oil Coolers and Heat Exchangers Work

Below is some information from a previous article we wrote on the benefits of Young oil coolers and heat exchangers:

“Here are some of the superior construction elements that make Young’s heat transfer and exchange equipment so effective:

  • Core: Basically, the core is the heat transfer surface, built from round steel tubes that can withstand multiple pressure shocks, plus a handful of aluminum allow fins and welded tubular steel manifolds. There’s also a permanent bond between fins and tubes, forged by mechanically expanding the tubes into specially formed fin collars (this provides double-walled continuous metal heat transfer surfaces).

  • Turbulators: Young’s turbulators are inserted into each tube, which eliminates laminar oil flow. The result? Improved heat transfer by more than 100 percent.

  • Mounting Brackets: Four steel “U” section outrigger brackets form the MOC’s mounting brackets. The small, but critical pieces come with multiple mountain holes to allow for maximum positioning ability.

  • Connections: Young MOC heat exchangers feature both inlet and outlet oil connections with male dryseal threads. This creates a more efficient fluid flow, while still maintaining minimum pressure drop.

  • Manifolds: The MOC’s manifolds are electric welded, heavy-gauge tubular steel manifolds that have drain-vent connections and plugs.”

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Young Oil Cooler and Heat Exchanger Parts

We sell whatever version of a Young oil cooler or heat exchanger you may need. To find out more, please contact our clutch and transmission experts and we’ll fill you in on how you can use oil coolers and heat exchangers to increase your efficiency, maintain your equipment and get projects done faster. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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