Tough and reliable
We design air blast coolers with tube to tubeplate construction by roller expansion or seal welding. As a result, our coolers deliver exceptional levels of reliability and availability.
We choose from a wide range of fin types and tube material including titanium and duplex steel. We configure with vertical or horizontal mounting to suit your site limitations. By utilising plate fin matrices, we can build units in modular form to meet any of your cooling requirements.
Save money, cut waste
To achieve low power usage and low levels of noise pollution, we carefully select the cooling air fans and fit them with louvered or flat fins. The resulting closed-circuit systems are intrinsically more environmentally sustainable and cost-effective than open systems using evaporative technology.
How it works
Air blast coolers are typically used as part of a closed-circuit system to remove heat from a circulating system. The excess energy from various system components heats the coolant, which is typically water or a water glycol mix. The coolant passes to the air blast cooler, transfering the heat to the ambient air stream. Then, the coolant is returned at temperatures typically 10oC above ambient to continue to cool system components. The closed-circuit arrangement is significantly better than an open cooling tower as it creates a cleaner cooling system less prone to fouling and corrosion, avoiding direct contact between air and water. Dependent on the properties of the coolant and the corrosion potential of the atmosphere, we offer a wide range of tube and fin materials are available.
The coolant is distributed to the air blast cooler tubes by means of headers. Subject to your requirement, application and design pressure, these can take various forms including tubular, rectangular with cover plates or plugged. The coolant may pass several times down the length of the cooler in a crossflow or counter-flow arrangement. The positions of baffles within the headers determine the passes. The optimum arrangement is dependent on the temperature differentials and overall flowrates of the tubeside and ambient streams.
We configure plenum chambers to ensure optimum air distribution over the heat transfer surface whilst minimising air recirculation and leakage.
Electric motors driven axial flow fans create the airflow, operating in either forced or induced draft mode. Motors are used in a direct drive format for the majority of applications although we can supply belt mounted arrangement. The speed of rotation of the fan is the main variable determining the noise level of the equipment. Noise is a major consideration in all designs. Our thorough design ensures the resulting operational noise levels meet contract requirements. In addition, for very low noise level requirements, we can offer cylindrical silencers.
Air blast cooler manufacturer, we design and fabricate air blast coolers for most industry sectors including chemical, power generation, defence, oil and gas, food and beverage and marine.
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