Initial planning for the giant coolers began in late 2012, said Mike Thomas of Eads & Associates, the Houston-based sales firm representing Harsco AXC in the project.
AXC Model Z--a bolt-together horizontal cooler designed for high-horsepower, high-volume applications--was the ideal choice, Thomas added.
To achieve the needed cooling, gas will flow from the compressor through a six-row assembly of 64-feet-long finned cooling tubes in the Harsco AXC unit.
With over 315,000 square feet-of dedicated manufacturing space, Harsco AXC had plenty of room to build the giant coolers.
Basically, it means no leaks--period--with strict weld-inspection to guarantee it," explained Harsco AXC Manufacturing Engineer Allen S.
The section was the 75,000th AXC section certified as meeting the internationally recognized standards of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC).
We received our first ASME Certificate of Authorization in 1957 and our first ASME-certified unit shipped in 1958," said AXC Vice President and General Manager Eric Clower.