Come stop by MechPro’s booth at Pacific Marine Expo 2019, Century Link Field Exhibition Center. the largest and longest-running commercial fishing and commercial marine tradeshow on the West Coast, held annually in Seattle, WA, serving all aspects of the Pacific market, including commercial vessel owners, commercial fishermen, boat builders, workboat operators and seafood processors, tugboats, tow and marine patrol, and crew.
Here’s a glimpse of the MechPro Heat Exchanger Service team on-site in the middle of a Heat Exchanger Plate Pack replacement project on a container ship in Port of Tacoma, Washington.
MechPro Inc. provides professional service to the marine industry for all heat transfer equipment including oil coolers, box coolers, tube and shell heat exchangers, grid coolers, and keel coolers.
After using an industrial acid bath MechPro will scrape away and completely remove all barnacles and encrusted sea life, increasing your keel cooler’s efficiency and returning it to like-new condition on the outside. MechPro also runs a chemical flush to clean the inside.
In addition to supplying new gaskets, MechPro Inc. services all sizes of marine keel coolers for all vessels, including container ships, the fishing industry, and the United States Coast Guard.
MechPro was recently contacted by a major American Seafood company to provide Keel Cooler Cleaning service for one of their commercial fishing trawlers. Once the trawler was in drydock the keel cooler was removed from the exterior hull of the vessel and arrangements were made for pickup and delivery to MechPro’s shop.
Over time Keel Coolers, which are commonly made of cupronickel and sintered bronze, become so fouled with barnacles and other marine growth that their cooling efficiency is compromised. Keel Coolers are usually equipped with sacrificial anodes which require regular replacement as well. Keel Cooler cleaning is part of any thorough and regularly scheduled maritime maintenance program. Maintaining a clean and efficient keel cooler will increase productivity and profit by saving fuel and time.
As a heat transfer specialist, MechPro uses a combination of mechanical cleaning and chemical cleaning to restore fouled Keel Coolers to like-new condition as evidenced by the before-and-after photos below.
MechPro is regularly relied upon to provide expert heat transfer knowledge for the fleet maintenance of ships in the U.S. Coast Guard, United States Navy, leading cargo container shipping companies, and commercial fishing companies.
No job is too big or too small. The MechPro Inc. incident response team is on call 24/7 to assist with getting your operation back on-line as quickly as possible. CALL (800) 249-6709 today.
MechPro located the source of a shiny rainbow oil slick on the water’ s surface outside of a vessel at port. The oil was coming from a compromised tube in the MELO cooler.
MechPro provides heat exchanger parts and service for the marine industry.
In the refrigeration process, this ammonia Plate Heat Exchanger is used to chill water. The customer had a flow problem that lead to a freezing problem. The water flow was accidentally slowed to nearly a complete stop. The ammonia quickly froze the water inside the heat exchanger which resulted in Heat Exchanger Plate failure rather than gasket failure. A failure through the plate will allow cross-contamination.
The bubbling is evidence of plate failure as revealed by conducting a Bubble Test with air being forced through one side of the HX while the other side is flooded with water. Multiple pinholes were discovered in 6 out of 60 plates. The 6 bad plates were removed before performing another test at 125 psi which revealed 4 more bad plates. We had replacement heat exchanger plates and heat exchanger gaskets in stock which enabled us to assist the customer in taking their production back on-line the next day.
MechPro Inc. Heat Exchanger incident response team is on call 24/7 to assist with getting your operation back on-line as quickly as possible.
Mechpro Inc., a leading West Coast provider of Heat Exchanger Parts and Service, recently completed a heat exchanger plate expansion job for the HVAC system in one of downtown Seattle’s tallest office buildings.
Tranter Gasketed Plate Heat Exchanger Model: UXP-400-H-6-SP-219
Intended End Use: Heat exchanger to cool Water 10.48 °F using 83 °F Water with pressure drop at or below 3.08 psi on hot side and at or below 3.1 psi on cold side.
Plate Material (Material/Thickness): 304 SS / 0.6 mm
Gasket Material (Hot/Cold): NBR / NBR
Total Number of Plates: 219
Capacity: 1040 gallons per minute
Increased pump size to increase flow rate and added heat exchanger plates to exchange more heat for added volume.
If your facility operates gasketed plate-and-frame heat exchangers then you should consider including a regular maintenance and cleaning schedule in your operating budget. The two main benefits of a clean plate heat exchanger are:
- Reduced downtime.
- Decreased energy consumption and reduced energy costs.
If you have reason to believe that your facility’s plate-and-frame heat exchangers have not been cleaned or inspected for a prolonged or undetermined period of time then contact MechPro Inc. at (800) 249-6709 to schedule a service appointment today. As one of the most professional and experienced PHEX Service Providers on the West Coast, MechPro Inc. subscribes to a proactive maintenance philosophy to help customers benefit from lower energy bills and reduced downtime.
MechPro Inc. documents a 70 psi pressure testing of marine vessel Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger to identify the source of leaks as coming from flange gaskets and improperly sized bolt and nut assembly.
MechPro Inc. has been providing Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger Repair services since 2010.
In our shop, we clean, inspect and re-gasket heat exchanger plates for plate and frame heat exchangers. In the field, our trained technicians install new plates and plate packs. MechPro also offers Clean-in-Place (CIP) services. MechPro has established a reputation as a dependable, professional service provider whose team always works hard to meet your deadlines and minimize any downtime.
Scheduling routine inspection and maintenance of your company’s Plate Heat Exchangers is a cost-effective solution that helps ensure efficient operations, prolongs your equipment’s life, and reduces the risk for future downtime.
Call MechPro Inc. today at (800) 249-6709 for full-service Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger Repair.