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CHAPTER 12 Cooling Systems

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Citation:  Chapter 12, Pages 279-292 (doi:10.13031/2013.24132) in Chapter 12 in Engine and Tractor Power, 4th edition. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2015 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors:   Carroll E. Goering and Alan C. Hansen
Keywords:   Heat Transfer in an Engine, Air Cooling, Water Cooling by Thermosiphon, Water Pumps and Fans, Radiators, Temperature Control, Coolants, Cooling System Maintenance, Ceramic Engines

Peak combustion temperatures in an engine exceed the melting point of cast iron. Thus, some type of cooling system is needed to protect the engine from self-destruction. Although cooling is needed, overcooling is undesirable because corrosive compounds form in an engine that runs at low temperature. The cooling system must maintain the engine temperature within a desirable range.

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