Question: What is the water temperature that should not be exceeded for a CO2 laser tube?
Situation: I live in Central America where temperatures during our hottest months can reach 40 C with a humidity of 80%. My laser room has air conditioning, and I can bring the room temperature down to 26 C during those days and the air conditioner will pull the dewpoint down to a much lower level but, if I’m running the extractor fans, the replacement air is going to pull the room temperature back up. With fans on, I could probably keep the room at 30 C or there abouts.
The chiller is in intelligent mode and will hold the coolant water at about 1 to 2 degrees above ambient room temperature so the tube might be seeing somewhere between 28 and 32.
I recently had to replace a tube which may have failed due to high temperature, but it also could have been overpowered.
Do you understand my problem? It’s not an easy one. Any recommendations / ideas?
Machine is a DIY 80 watt.