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Aftercooler in reciprocating air compressor

  1. Feb 16, 2010 #1
    hey guys
    besides solving the condensation problem what is the purpose of an aftercooler in a reciprocating air compressor??
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 16, 2010 #2
    I would think that the only purpose is to cool the compressed air temperature down to a temperature that the downstream components can handle.

  4. Nov 30, 2010 #3
    Yes, if the compressor has a spill back pressure control the temperature can run away very quickly.
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