Our Hygard transformer oil water cooler is an enhanced shell and tube heat exchanger with the added benefit of a double wall arrangement. The OFWF transformer offers integral leak protection for both tube and tube plates and reduces cross-contamination and failures, while providing early detection of faults. The shell and tube design is solid, robust, and versatile.
Safe: they isolate the oil from water circuits with a fail-safe detection of circuit damage.
Water-based transformer oil coolers are used in power generation, transmission and distribution industries. The coolers are required to control the temperature of vital equipment when loads and ambient temperatures are high, and where acoustic performance is important.
Power plants use transformers to convert electricity to a high voltage for efficient transportation. Oil is used to cool the transformer windings and dissipate heat, but this oil must itself be cooled and recirculated.
Transformer water coolers offer an efficient and reliable solution. They also play an essential role in controlling the temperature in electrical generation systems. However, it‘s vital that the cooling water does not contaminate the oil, as this could destroy the transformer.
Typical shell and tube heat exchangers are externally robust and built to withstand severe conditions. However, even with the most resilient tube material, poor water quality may ultimately cause failure. Our transformer oil coolers have the solution. A double wall cooler, with double tube and tube plates, provides the all-important second barrier to prevent contamination of transformer oil, and provide an early warning of a potential failure.
The two barriers separate flows, preventing cross-contamination and subsequent machine failure. If one barrier fails, fluid drains away along a dedicated leak path, allowing the cooler to continue operating while you plan your intervention.
The two surfaces are actively bonded together; this ensures the thermal efficiency of the active areas and introduces leakage path capillaries for detection.
We design each cooler individually to meet your thermal, mechanical and physical requirements. We include a thermal margin for fouling and a mechanical margin to give a long service life. In addition, we mitigate against corrosion and erosion through efficient and proactive design. Plus, we use specially selected materials to match the water quality and arrange the tubes to meet thermal and pressure drop requirements.
Our range of coolers for OFWF (Oil Forced, Water Forced) transformers have capacities ranging from 40kW up to 2MW, and can use water from both open and closed circuits.
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We value the added protection that we receive from the double tube design. Not only does it reduce failures, but these coolers even alert us to potential problems in advance. That helps to keep us up and running, which is vital in our industry.
We customise our heat exchange solution to meet your requirements, so contact us today to discover the right equipment for you.Contact us