AKS have developed a procedure to extend the working life of your leaking charge air cooler which can help maintain the efficiency of the original cooler. Not only that, but by refurbishing your block type air cooler you will save money and add years of service life.
The refurbishment process involves re-lining all the tubes with a new tube, which is inserted inside the original tube, expanding down the full length of the liner tube. This creates a full mechanical bond with the original tube, therefore adding wall thickness. It also solves any leaks and removes any thinning of the original tube wall. All coolers are fully tested and come with third-party certification if required.
On-board their flag ship vessel M/V “PONT AVEN,” Brittany Ferries suffered main engine (MAK 12V43) Charge Air Cooler failure and were advised that they needed to purchase two new replacement coolers, costing €39,660 each.
Having contacted AKS Heat Transfer about the new system developed to refurbish this type of cooler, Brittany Ferries saved over 60% of the cost of new coolers and reduced the delivery date by four weeks.
A further main engine MAK 6V43 air cooler from their vessel M/V ” MONT ST MICHEL” has also undergone this process with a further saving of 60% when compared to the cost of a new replacement charge air cooler.
Most types and makes of marine main engine charge air coolers can undergo this process. Contact us today to discuss your air cooler problems.