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The ORC requires
 efficient condensation

COTS components provide

A superior combination of features and price

We could tool up and make custom condensers, but why should we when we can get exactly what we need from specialists in the field?  The ammonia condenser was developed over 1 century ago.  I suppose you can call it a well-known, well- developed and well-understood technology.

Who benefits most from COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf)?

In all fairness, I think it's a 3-way win-win-win.  We benefit by not having to dedicate a lot of effort re-inventing the wheel.  You benefit, because the more familiar the system is to more folks, the less you'll have to worry about.  The condenser makers benefit, because they utilize and leverage their knowledge and experience in the field.

The right condenser every time!

When the design began, out came the thermo textbooks, and the parameters were all computed in a few hours.  Then came the decision making... What features to standardize?  After hours of exhaustive research, it was clear that there is a lot of expertise out there.  They've got standard features like variable tube flooding, isolated gas circuits, variable speed fans, air monitors, coatings, and experience.

An interesting point, but you might like to know

The best condenser is seldom the cheapest condenser.  The operating conditions are harsh, the units will be exposed to the elements, rain, wind, dust, heat, vibration... We specify corrosion resistant materials, and good sturdy construction, for your benefit and ours.  And naturally energy efficiency is important too.





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