diesel co gen with PV assist..

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  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 3,074 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The EGR cooler would be a little small would it not? A purpose built exchanger would  be the way to go, finances permitting.
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  • freddyfreddy Registered Users Posts: 10 ✭✭
    @mcgivor  the isx is a big engine the EGR cooler is 24 inches long, its 2x the 6 kw exchanger.. and its free

  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 3,074 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can't beat free, had no idea it was so large, mostly I've worked on smaller diesels 1.6 to 4 liter and most of those had no EGR. Good for you hope it works out well, keep us updated on your progress, interesting stuff.
    1500W, 6× Schutten 250W Poly panels , Schneider MPPT 60 150 CC, Schneider SW 2524 inverter, 400Ah LFP 24V nominal battery bank 
    Second system 1890W  3 × 300W No name brand poly, 3×330 Sunsolar Poly panels, Morningstar TS 60 PWM controller, no name 2000W inverter 400Ah FLA 24V nominal used for water pumping and day time air conditioning.  
    5Kw Yanmar clone single cylinder air cooled diesel generator for rare emergency charging and welding.
  • mrfixitmrfixit Registered Users Posts: 16 ✭✭
    I used a stainless steel swimming pool water to water heat heat exchanger.
    Works good ,egt in around 800F. and egt out 350F. So far it's held up good,and with the threaded connections it was fairly easy to hook up.
    It's starting to soot up alittle so the temp out has been rising slightly.
    What ever you use plan on cleaning it out at some point.

    I have thought about a easier design,where the exhaust goes through a pipe(or 2 or 3) surrounded by a larger "buffer tank",with the engine coolant also plumbed to this tank. Then draw the heat for your heating system off of this tank. Would simplify piping as it's a challenge to get all the flow rates right through multiple heat exchangers.


  • oil pan 4oil pan 4 Solar Expert Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭
    EGR coolers can found in everything from car applications all the way up to big rig size and everything in between.

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