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Oil coolers are tube heat exchangers that are specifically designed for the transfer of heat, or thermal energy, from heated oil by carrying the oil through cooling units in order to cool it, or using the oil to absorb heat. It can be used to cool items 100°C or higher; unlike water, which has a much lower boiling point. Particularly useful for automotive or mechanical applications, oil is an electrical insulator that is used inside of or in direct contact with electrical components. Read More…

Oil Coolers Oil coolers are tube heat exchangers that are specifically designed for the transfer of heat, or thermal energy, from heated oil by carrying the oil through cooling units in order to cool it, or using the oil to absorb heat.
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Medford, WI  |  715-748-5888

Enerquip is your trusted shell and tube heat exchanger partner. Our in-house, thermal design engineers and ASME welders and fabricators can design and build custom engineered solutions for your company’s specific needs. Our experience and expertise have earned us a preferred supplier status with leading companies in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, cannabis, personal care, chemical, refining, and renewable energy markets. When you need a solution that is guaranteed to work, trust the helpful heat exchanger experts at Enerquip.

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Decatur, IL  |  217-422-2770

Mason Manufacturing is a custom fabricator of shell and tube heat exchangers, ASME pressure vessels, columns, and tanks. Located in Decatur, Illinois, Mason has over 60 years of experience providing customers with custom fabricated vessels that conform to customer specifications, applicable codes, accepted industry standards and that are consistently shipped on time with competitive pricing. It’s our promise.

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Coon Valley, WI  |  608-452-3103

IHT is an ASME/PED MILSPEC qualified custom manufactuer of continuous plate fin and tube based heat transfer solutions. Our continuous fins give you the highest performance to coil face area ratio allowing for smaller units with faster ROI.

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Wichita Falls, TX  |  940-723-7125

A leading global heat transfer equipment supplier for more than 80 years, Tranter®, Inc. fabricates all-welded and gasketed plate heat exchangers. Tranter® offers a comprehensive line of proprietary heat exchangers, including welded Maxchanger® plate & frame Superchanger®, shell & plate Supermax® & prime surface Platecoil® with fabricating capabilities including virtually any mild or high alloy. Bringing the heat transfer industry into the 21st century, Tranter offers regasketing & testing.

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Richmond, VA  |  866-253-2528

Alfa Laval is a world leader in heat exchanger technology. We service all brands of heat exchangers and help reduce downtime and extend machine life. Whether your needs are for plate and frame, brazed or even shell and tube, our heat exchanger applications are endless! We offer immediate delivery on standard units.

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Alfa Laval Inc. $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  800-488-0230

Anguil designs, manufactures, installs and services heat and energy recovery systems for industrial applications and manufacturing operations. By utilizing waste heat from energy consuming processes, Anguil heat exchanger technologies reduce a company’s operating costs, lower their carbon footprint and lessen their energy consumption. Our track record includes the ability to blend time-tested, standard products with innovative, custom engineered solutions.

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Common applications for oil coolers include torque converters, hydraulic and transmission oil cooling in addition to engine oil and compressor oil cooling and waste heat recovery. Engines in vehicles involved with industrial towing or other heavy-duty items have engine oil coolers. For engine oils in particular, maintaining a moderate oil temperature is important as oil functions both as a lubricant and a coolant.

If the oils get too hot the horsepower will drop and the oil will begin to break down, damaging the performance of the engine as the oil is no longer able to provide its lubricating properties. This could result in engine seizure or failure. Oil coolers are used in a wide range of industries such as machine tool, automotive, aerospace, construction, industrial, commercial, chemical processing and electronics.

Additional oils that are typically cooled in oil cooler processes include lubricating oils, transformer oils, quenching oils. There are two main types of oil coolers: hydraulic oil coolers and oil air coolers. Hydraulic oil coolers are typically a shell and tube design in which metal wall partitions, known as a tube wall or plate, act as conductors between the two fluids.

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Hot oil flows on one side of the barrier and transfers its heat to cooler oils flowing on the other side. Thermal energy only flows from the hotter to the cooler in an attempt to reach equilibrium. The surface area of these partitions affects speed and efficiency: the larger the surface area of a partition, the faster and more efficient the heat transfer.

Oil air coolers are typically a plate, plate and frame or flat plate design in which heat is transferred continuously from heated oil to air without adding energy to the process. The basic concept of an oil air cooler is that the heated oil flows on one side of a thin corrugated metal plate while the comparatively cooler air is on the other; the plate enables the easy transference of heat between the oil to the air. Oil air coolers require less floor space compared to other types of oil cooler equipment and is lighter-weight.

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