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alexhk
16-06-2012, 10:32 AM
Hello

I am completely new to this forum. It's in fact my first contact with "refrigeration".

I am building a steel tank for an industrial* application and it uses a copper cooling coil (I came here to ask about pressure drop calculation of the coil in another thread (http://www.refrigeration-engineer.com/forums/showthread.php?35966-Calculating-Pressure-Drop-on-Copper-Tube-Cooling-Coil)).

Eventually I will have to find somebody to supply a small cooling tower outside on the roof, add a pump, and a lot of piping. We want to cool a dozen or so tanks.

But since I am in a remote location where technology is often just estimated and calculations and simulations seem to be the exception, I am now looking for knowledgeable people to help me understand what I am actually doing.

All the best,
Alex

* I am actually building this on a small budget for a company with less than a hand full employees, hence I can't just go and find a specialist :/

desA
16-06-2012, 03:32 PM
But since I am in a remote location where technology is often just estimated and calculations and simulations seem to be the exception, I am now looking for knowledgeable people to help me understand what I am actually doing.

Well, if you don't know what you are doing, how on earth do you expect to reach a successful outcome?

Consultants generally come at a price. :)

However, Google can assist you to locate a myriad of useful reading materials.

Welcome to RE. :)

alexhk
17-06-2012, 03:08 AM
Well, if you don't know what you are doing, how on earth do you expect to reach a successful outcome?

Consultants generally come at a price. :)

However, Google can assist you to locate a myriad of useful reading materials.

Welcome to RE. :)

Thanks for your reply.

I am confident with the help of Google and this forum I will eventually get there.

The price of consultants is not a problem, the problem in my case is that I don't have any available locally so I need to look online. That's where RE comes in ;)

Alex

mad fridgie
17-06-2012, 06:13 AM
Thanks for your reply.

I am confident with the help of Google and this forum I will eventually get there.

The price of consultants is not a problem, the problem in my case is that I don't have any available locally so I need to look online. That's where RE comes in ;)

Alex

Not a big job. I would employ DesA for this application, a couple of hours of work and DesA could give you ALL the info you need to ensure that you have all the right information for equipment supply.

desA
19-06-2012, 03:34 PM
There we go. LOL... :)

MF's rate is lower than mine, I assure you...