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Advantages and Disadvantages of water-cooled condensers

Advantages and Disadvantages of water-cooled condensers:

Advantages of water-cooled condensers:

  • Water cooled condensers have a high rate of heat transfer.
  • Overall operation is less expensive.
  • Water cooled condensers are used for large capacity plants.
  • It produces less noise.
  • The size of the compressor is less.
  • Water cooled condensers can operate at low condensing temperature.

Disadvantages of water-cooled condensers:

  • Installation cost is more.
  • It required more maintenance.
  • Operating the water-cooled condenser is not easy.
  • It is not so flexible to use everywhere.
  • It required an additional recirculation system for used water.
  • Water cooled condenser parts undergo to corrosion effect.

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