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micktuner
micktuner

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:52pm

Post Subject: generator

I am thinking of puting a generator in a sound proof housing in a engine bay of a widebeam (cruiser stern type)but have been told it will get to hot anyone got any thoughts on this

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:14pm

Post Subject: generator

Dear Mike, if this is a proper cocooned water cooled generator that was cocooned by the manufacturer AND you observe their requirements for air supply it should be fine. If its an air cooled generator with soundproofing that you do then you need to ensure an adequate supply of fresh cool air from outside the engine room AND ensure the exhaust does not cause back pressure and does not leak. My main concern is running both the main engine and generator together on a hot day. If you will only run one at a time and there is enough cool air for the main engine then a water cooled generator should still be fine. It would be the air cooled ones that concern me - especially if its in a home made enclosure and it is a petrol one it would make the BSS far stricter. Tony Brooks

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