Mar
2020

Understanding How a Condenser Works

A condenser is the device that converts heat to mechanical energy. Condensers are usually attached to a building, vehicle or some other such fixture. A typical condenser is a box-shaped device with two vents at either end. The vents are located to allow heat to travel in both directions so that the entire device can work to generate mechanical energy for its own use. However, the venting of the top part of the condenser to create the steam is vital so that the steam can be utilized to generate mechanical energy without the help of electricity.

An industrial condenser may be placed inside a building or inside another, powered by gas. A condenser which is placed inside a building helps to cut down on the amount of heat that the building loses. Industrial condensers may also have a channel in which to place any tubing which uses water to carry the hot steam. When these condensers are exposed to high heat, they may be exposed to corrosion and burn out, which is usually due to either too much pressure or excessive heat. The condenser’s heating coil is the center part of the condenser, which acts as a thermostat. When the coil overheats, it causes the condenser to deliver heat to the coil so that it can cool off.

Steam from the condenser also passes through a channel to create the steam that is then stored inside the tank. Steam which passes through the condenser will be changed to gaseous form. Gaseous steam will be used to create power through a turbine. Turbines have a rotor and a shaft and when they are turning, the steam inside the condenser is turned into mechanical energy. The condenser and turbine will be attached to a generator, which turns a magnetic field. The steam is transformed into electric energy that can be transferred to a building or vehicle for the user’s convenience.