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Cooling System (Radiator)
When the generator is running it gets hot.
If it gets too hot it can break down.
Therefore it is necessary to cool down the generator before it becomes so hot that it stops working.
The generator can be cooled in two ways – either by air or water.
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When cooling with water, cold water is led into some pipes hidden in the shell of the generator.
The water cools down the generator and thereby heats itself up. The radiator - which you can see above - uses the surrounding air to cool down the water again. So the water can permanently circulate while cooling the generator.
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