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Air Blast Oil Coolers

Air blast oil coolers utilize high speed fans to blow air over oil-filled tubes for the purpose of removing excess heat from the oil. The heat is generated as a result of friction losses in the piping system and the thermodynamic and mechancal process that may be part of the system of interest. Removal of this heat is critical to the long term health of the system. The amount of heat removed will be a function of the specific heat of the oil, the temperature of the oil and the ambient air, the flow rate of the oil and the air blast, and the amount of time the oil takes to pass through the air blast region.