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Repair operations of air coolers’ sections

It is no secret that air cooling devices present at almost any manufacturing or mining enterprise can fail for a number of reasons. It is worth noting that a serious malfunction of such equipment can lead to a both partially and completely shutdown of manufacturing flow and actual production process.

The consequences of such shutdown are obvious. It’s possible to face with financial losses. You’ll need to involve qualified repairmen and even to replace the equipment parts and components. It is required to fix such faults as quickly as possible.

Teplohim JSC is ready to offer its customers the professionally performed repair operations of air coolers’ sections. Our specialists will deal with any damage efficiently, quickly and at a reasonable price.

When maintenance checkup or repair of air coolers’ sections is required?

The repair of the air coolers’ sections is usually carried out only in cases when the equipment completely fails. However, a reasonable approach to the problem assumes a slightly different course of action — regular preventive measures and service maintenance.

Taking into account the fact that air cooling units often work in unfavorable conditions and in aggressive environments, preventive maintenance is a necessary measure, since tear-and-wear under these circumstances increases significantly.

Maintenance checkup will help to avoid frequent repairs of air coolers’ sections, which will be much more costly than the use of preventive measures. Protective and preventive actions are selected based on operational features.

How to understand that the repair of air coolers’ sections is necessary?

This is a complicated question, the answer to which may take a whole separate book. In short, the repair of air coolers’ sections is carried out in cases where the patency of pipes or their components is violated.

The loss of pipe pressurization is also a big problem. The deterioration of patency here is not as dangerous as getting the working environment outside. Often such a substance can be under high temperature, pressure or have a dangerous level of toxicity, which will certainly pose a threat to personnel and equipment.

The main causes of faults and failures in air coolers’ sections

Corrosion destruction of pipe walls is perhaps the most common reason for repair of air coolers’ sections. The thing is that such devices constantly work in conditions of increased corrosion activity. Such corrosive activity is distinguished either by substances in their pure form, or by condensation of vapors.

Fittings and connections are subject to severe wear for the same reason. Tubular connections damage leads to depressurization of pipes with all the consequences that come with it.

Malfunctions of air coolers’ sections – repair and replacement of finned pipe

If a malfunction is detected, it is required to proceed with its immediate elimination, since the repair process of air coolers’ sections can take a very long time.

It irrational to change an entire section of pipes due to high costs. So you have to identify which of the pipes is damaged. A pressing chamber is used for this purpose.

Such method requires special equipment, but allows you to detect the exact location of the defect. The fault is further eliminated. If there is no such possibility, then it is necessary to replace the pipe or other damaged element, for example, the connection.

Cleaning – when repair of air coolers’ sections is not required

This procedure is carried out due to the formation of deposits inside the pipes. It is evident that if the refining is not carried out for too long, the patency of the structure will decrease significantly. Repair of air coolers’ sections will not be required, but in most cases it is necessary to clean the pipes sooner or later.

The choice of cleaning method depends on many factors – the type of working medium passing through the unit sections, the material of pipe manufacture, as well as the degree of contamination itself.

However, do not forget that during internal cleaning, the air cooling unit is completely removed from the process chain for the cleaning-up duration.

Methods of cleaning the air coolers’ sections

Cleaning of air coolers’ sections can be performed in several ways, depending on the nature and magnitude of contamination. The simplest method is mechanical. It is made manually using a long ruff and water. Various purifying agents are used, if the situation requires them.

A more complex method of internal cleaning is chemical, when washing is carried out directly with the help of special reagents. It is important to take into account the composition of substances. Mixtures with high abrasive properties can damage pipes or cause metal corrosion.

External cleaning of pipes is carried out with the help of water, various detergents and compressed air. At the same time, the unit continues to work.

What perverse effects can the untimely repair of air coolers’ sections lead to?

The consequences can be very diversified. For example, severe deformation of one or several pipes results in multiple negative factors at once – leakage of the working medium, pressure drop, and in some cases, rusting of other sections may even occur due to the high corrosion activity of the substance.

Such consequences can be avoided only thanks to the timely detection of a malfunction and repair of the air cooler section, which has undergone deformation.

Advantages of the repair of air coolers’ sections performed by Teplohim JSC

Teplohim JSC has all the necessary equipment for the repair of air coolers’ sections. The work is carried out by highly qualified specialists with extensive experience. Their professional manner guarantees the quality of services, as well as the proper long-term operation of the equipment after restoration.

We work with heat exchange equipment of any type and design, regardless of the complexity of the remedial works. If replacement is necessary, our company is ready to provide the necessary components for a specific type of device. After carrying out the work, our specialists can conduct all the necessary tests to make sure that the machine is in full working order.

A loyal pricing policy for spare parts is ensured by the absence of intermediaries. Our own production allows us to supply parts without additional margins. Regular customers can count on special and more favorable terms of cooperation.

How to order the repair of air coolers’ sections and other services?

Do you need to repair the air cooler section? Teplohim JSC offers its services on the territory of the entire Central Black Earth region. Contact our consultants to order our services. All contact details are listed in the corresponding section on our website.

Our managers will consult on any issues related to the provision of our company’s services, as well as the order of equipment and its spare parts. The cost is based on the complexity and scope of the work. You can specify the conditions in more detail during the preliminary evaluation of the order by our specialist.