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Old 09-29-2020, 04:52 AM   #1
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Default Engine Room Cooling Mechanisms

Hello, I'm in the market for a boat and will be looking to install an electric scuba compressor onto the generator in the engine room.

Does anyone have any experience dealing with the heat output of a compressor in the engine room? I read about someone who installed cooling fans to keep the heat down.
Do most engine rooms already have cooling mechanisms?

Any advice is appreciated!

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Old 10-01-2020, 01:37 AM   #2
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I'm not so sure I would bother with cooling. The engine room is generally designed to hold a diesel engine, diesel generator, hot water service and, depending on the size of the vessel, a refrigeration system and air conditioning. All of these things generate a substantial amount of heat.

Adding a compressor should not make much of a difference unless you are looking at charging tanks on a commercial basis.

Hope this helps.
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