Industrial equipment and machinery such as forklifts, cranes, and loaders rely on radiators to dissipate heat from internal combustion engines during operation. During operation, the radiator cap ensures that the pressure in the cooling system is maintained at optimum at all times. It allows air out of the system in case of high pressure. A faulty radiator cap can cause the coolant to overheat and boil, preventing the radiator from cooling the engine and subsequently causing overheating and breakdown of the machinery.
A faulty radiator cap can bring equipment operations to a stop and even cause damage to the engine. For this reason, it is important to understand how to diagnose a faulty radiator cap and how to prevent and fix the problem.
Signs of faulty radiator a cap
Regular inspection of your radiator before equipment operations can help you identify the signs of a faulty radiator cap. They include the following:
You can also identify a faulty radiator cap by testing its pressure. If the cap fails to match the pressure indicated on the manufacturer's manual, it is defective and should be fixed.
Radiator cap replacement tips
A faulty radiator cap should be replaced immediately to avoid damage to the engine due to overheating. Replacing the engine of industrial equipment or machinery is quite costly compared to a standard automotive; therefore, it is cost-effective to replace the cap as soon as you notice signs of defects. Here are some tips to follow:
A faulty radiator cap can have detrimental effects on the entire cooling system of your industrial equipment and machinery. Undertaking regular radiator servicing and scheduled maintenance can help prevent these problems and extend the life of your radiator.Share
1 August 2016
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