Excessive Energy Use in a Hydrocooler


A packinghouse operator wants to reduce the electrical energy use of shower-type, continuous-flow hydrocooler designed for bins of stonefruit. The hydro cooler is permanently installed in an unshaded receiving area. It has uninsulated concrete block walls and the top of cooler is open, allowing solar radiation directly on the top-mounted heat exchanger and the water distribution pan.


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