Heat exchangers for the power generation industry for over 45 years
Heat exchangers from Sterling Thermal Technology improve equipment availability across the power generation sector. Our products help to reduce downtime and maintenance requirements. Our innovative technologies also deliver a significant increase in the life expectancy of vital equipment and provide exceptional performance in the toughest environments.
Heat exchange solutions from Sterling Thermal Technology are trusted across the power generation market from nuclear and hydro facilities to gas, coal fired and biomass power stations. As our clients expect at least 20 years’ service from a product, we always give careful consideration to the design, manufacturing methods and material selection to ensure longevity. Therefore, we supply a range of cost effective heat exchange solutions to key manufacturers and power plant builders. These are designed to a set of construction standards and match the project specific requirements.
For 'new build' project, our solutions include cooling systems for rotating machines (turbines, motors and generators) and static electrical equipment (transformers and large electrical cubicles). When developing our solutions, we take account of the thermal and mechanical challenges together with other demands such as sound and pollution levels, environmental, seismic and acoustic conditions.
We also deliver a wide range of products direct to power plant operators. These are replacement components for units that have failed or exceeded their product life, upgrades and modernisations. This often means ensuring the part fits within the dimensions of the existing equipment. To achieve this, we have designed specific, highly configurable solutions (such as Elfin) that can replicate almost all active heat exchanger surfaces.
Custom solutions for power generation challenges
Our innovative solutions for the power generation sector include re-manufacturing coolers using Duplex, titanium tubes or tube-plates. This significantly improves corrosion resistance, delivering increased expected service life. Our unique Elfin finned tube block also provides far greater resilience than traditional spiral and wire wound finned tube.
In addition, we offer our Hi-Guard design as an option for use in particularly aggressive environments. Hi-Guard features a double tube leak detection system that helps prevent catastrophic failure of critical electrical equipment.
Rapid response to your maintenance teams
Our highly skilled and flexible workforce respond rapidly to any emergency or maintenance requirements. To eliminate delays and help minimise the effects of machine downtime in hazardous environments, we hold extensive stocks of copper nickel and titanium materials.