Gasoline cooler for major Gulf Coast refinery
Alfa Laval Niagara Wet Surface Air Coolers (WSAC®) are efficient closed-loop, evaporative cooling systems designed for the power, process, wastewater, natural gas and petrochemical industries. These fluid cooling and vapor condensing systems are optimizedfor industrial applications where rugged designs, and cost-effective, efficient closed-loop cooling and condensing duties are required.DATE 2017-06-26
International oil company
Location: Texas, Gulf Coast
Application: Cooling gasoline streams in a refinery process
The challenge: Aggressively treated, corrosive spray water used for cooling gasoline streams to critical outlet temperature.
The solution: A Niagara Wet Surface Air Cooler (WSAC®) was custom designed using FRP and other materials to achieve desired results.
- FRP lined galvanized steel basin and casing for protection from aggressively treated spray water
- Admiralty tubes and brass tube sheets used to fabricate ASME tube bundles
- Bolted removable headers for access and cleanability of inside of tubes
- Ability to achieve critical outlet temperature during the hottest summer months