Satellite coolers still play a critical role in many kiln processes. Satellite coolers are manufactured with various specifications of metal in the form a tube with internal fins. They are attached to the outside of the kiln with specialized mounting systems and material chutes. The general design basis for the cooler is that:
75% of the heat transfer is a result of focused convective heat transfer between: 1. The air drawn into the kiln through the cooler and interior surfaces, 2. Conductive heat transfer between interior surfaces and the product internals.
25% of the heat transfer is a result of radiation and natural convection from exterior surfaces.
Common Satellite Cooler Problems:
Deterioration and breakage of the internals
Material flow through the coolers
Stress cracks on cooler shell
Stress cracks and failure of chutes and mounting systems
How we approach Satellite Coolers
We recommend a Process Evaluation (Heat and Mass Balance, Thermal Study) prior designing any satellite cooler. Our trusted partner, Optimus Process Solutions (click here) has the experience necessary to provide a detailed evaluation of your process.
Evaluate current design and make suggestions/modifications to improve current process or cooler design specification.
Complete and agree in detail upon general arrangement drawings
What we need to know:
Make, model, year of current cooler system & rotary unit
Bulk Density (if available)
Absolute Density (if available)
Maximum Cooler Output Temperature
Note: If you do not know this information or want verification, call your customer service representative to schedule an engineering visit.