An Evaporative cool is when the evaporation of fluid is circulated to the surrounding air. The air retains latent heat to prevent the liquid from vaporizing. For determining the extent of evaporative cooling, it is necessary to know the Dry Bulb and Wet Bulb temperatures.
Evaporative cooling consumes almost seventy percent less power than traditional utilization strategies. This makes it essential that the environment does not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions or control.
The Evaporative cooler unit is a cubical box made of sheet metal that contains large vertical channel pads. It also has an electric engine-driven fan and a water distribution framework. You can use coconut coir and stainless steel as pads.
Based on the cooling effectiveness, water utilization rate, and air velocity, a performance analysis of the Evaporative Cooler was done.
Here Are The Main Characteristics Of Three Pad Materials:
Wood- The most recognized wood fiber pad made with shaved and pen trees is. It allows more air to move through the cushion, there is less heat inside the house. Wood only absorbs one-third of the water. This doesn't cause water to freeze and warm up in the pad. They are more affordable, require higher support, and last a shorter time.
Cellulose – These pads have a honeycomb structure and are made of cellulose paper. The thick material holds more water. This could be useful in dry conditions, where water evaporates more quickly. Cellulose pads cost more than wood.
Plastic- They are not absorbent. Plastic repels water rather than absorbs it. They are also cost-effective and thin. Plastic pads can be used for shorter periods.
Cooling Pads In An Evaporative Cooler
- Cooling pads are the key component of an Evaporative Cooler. They are responsible for the cooling effect.
- Cooling pads in an Evaporative Cooler allow water to pass through them.
- Pumps will pump water through the pad.
- The water is infused into the pad at the point where it passes through. A fan blows across the pad to release the water-infused air.
- The environment will be cooled by the tiny water droplets that evaporate from the air.
- Because the cooling pads do the bulk of the work, the electrical consumption for an evaporative coolant is low.
What Is The Difference Between A Honeycomb And Wood Wool Air Coolers?
The Evaporative Air cooler has a key component: the Cooling Pads. Evaporative cooling pads work by cooling outdoor air. Outdoor air passes through these cooling pads and makes the water evaporate. These cooling pads can be used to provide an energy-efficient and natural cooling of the air. However, they are more effective in low humidity regions.
After some time, cooling pads should be changed. If the cooling pads aren't changed promptly, cooling efficiency is affected. The quality of the cooling pads used will determine how often they need to be replaced.
Maintenance And Durability
Regular maintenance of the air cooler, as well as the cooling pad, is essential to maintain the optimal level of cooling efficiency and durability.
It is important to clean the cooling pad with vinegar and water at a 1:1 ratio. Wood wool cooling pads should be replaced each year. Honeycomb cooling pads must be replaced every three years.
It is also prudent to call the maintenance team to inspect the motor damage or any damage to the cooling coil. It is essential to replace any damaged or defective components as needed to maintain the correct and continuous operation of the air coolers.