Charge Air Cooler Servicing
AKS Heat Transfer provides specialist servicing for all types of charge air coolers. Whether your heat exchanger needs a general service, a specialist repair, clean or replacement parts, we have the knowledge, tools, parts and expertise to assist you.
Do you need emergency breakdown assistance or have a general enquiry about your charge air cooler?
Inspection, Servicing, Cleaning & Repairs
Often working in hostile and demanding environments, charge air coolers periodically require a comprehensive service to return the unit back to full operating condition. We clean charge air coolers both internally and externally. We also carry out repairs, fit new gasket sets and then carry out a pressure test.
With excellence and innovation at the forefront at our service centre, we specialise in servicing all types and makes of charge air cooler.
We offer complete servicing for charge air coolers. We start by providing an inspection, report and quotation. We then carry out any repairs that are required to your charge air cooler. Our service is then followed by a pressure test and the issue of a works test certificate or third-party inspection certificate if required. Contact us with your enquiries.
Charge Air Cooler Refurbishment
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.
Pre-Conditioning & Film Protection
We are available to pre-condition your brand new, newly repaired or refurbished charge air cooler. Our pre-conditioning process creates a pre-instalment film protection, which guards against premature failure, erosion and improves longevity for your shell and tube heat exchangers.
Spare Parts & Stock for Charge Air Coolers
We carry a large range of spare parts for most charge air coolers, including the following:
- Gasket sets
- End covers
- Side panels and housings
- Complete tube nests
- Service exchange air coolers