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The MAPP Plastic Industry Discussion Forum allows members to rapidly communicate with each other. Post both questions and answers to questions that other MAPP members have about any industry topic from material and process issues to R&E Tax Credits and other business issues.

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Posted:  10 May 2016 16:47
Does anyone have experience using pond water as a source for process cooling. We are considering using pond water circulated through a heat exchanger. The other side of the heat exchanger would be a closed loop to our molding machine. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has experience with this type cooling. I would like to hear any positive or negative results
Posted:  18 Aug 2016 20:39
I know that this question is a couple months old, but wanted to give our input relating to the use of pond water for process cooling.  We have been using a spring fed pond for process cooling for a number of years.  Water from the pond is pumped thru a heat exchanger, other side is closed loop to the plant.  Works very well.  We do an annual PM activity of cleaning the heat exchanger.  Only problem we have is if the annual PM is missed the heat exchanger becomes less efficient and water does not get cooled properly.
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