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Air Cooled Heat Exchangers

What is an ACHE?
An air cooled heat exchanger, or ACHE, is simply a pressure vessel which cools a circulating fluid within finned tubes by forcing ambient air over the exterior of the tubes. A common example of an air cooler is a car’s radiator. Please refer to the above interactive picture for additional information.

Air cooled heat exchangers are used for two primary reasons:

  1. They increase plant efficiency
  2. They are a "green" solution as compared to cooling towers and shell and tube heat exchangers because they do not require an auxiliary water supply (water lost due to drift and evaporation, plus no water treatment chemicals are required). 
90% of the aircoolers GEA Rainey builds are customized for each client’s needs, thus providing the ability to service nearly every air cooler application.  Our air coolers are installed throughout the world in the following applications:
  • Forced and induced draft air cooled heat exchangers
  • Recirculation and shoe-box air cooled heat exchangers
  • Hydrocarbon process and steam condensers
  • Large engine radiators
  • Turbine lube oil coolers
  • Turbine intercoolers
  • Natural gas and vapor coolers
  • Combustion pre-heaters
  • Flue gas re-heaters
  • Lethal service
  • Unique customizations

Air Cooled Heat Exchanger Brochure
GEA Rainey Solutions
5202 West Channel Road
Catoosa , OK 74015
(918) 266-3060
Fax: (918) 266-2464
Inquiries:  aircoolers
Service:    serviceparts