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.
MechPro Inc. provides CIP (Clean-in-Place) service for two condenser heat exchangers under the 4 compressors at The Granite Curling Club of Seattle in Shoreline, Washington with their friends from Bowman Refrigeration.
CIP (Clean-in-Place) of the two condenser heat exchangers under the 4 compressors.
The bubbling in the tank is caused by the chemical reaction of the cleaning solution with the hard mineral build-up in the system which is causing the off-gassing.
Curling is an Olympic sport which originated in Scotland where players slide polished granite stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles.
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.
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 has a long history of providing plate heat exchanger repair and maintenance services to major brand cola bottling plants. Whether you need same-day emergency repair or routine, scheduled heat exchanger service, MechPro has you covered. MechPro’s offers highly competitive pricing on OEM spec gaskets and plates, call 1 (800) 249-6709 for a quote today.
Regardless of how complex the job is, MechPro can repair and service all types and models of plate heat exchangers for industrial manufacturing facilities within the food and beverage industry.
MechPro’s heat exchanger cleaning and maintenance services are unmatched in the industry. Our heat exchanger repair and cleaning capabilities offer the safest, environmentally sound, most efficient means to service your industrial process equipment, whether it’s in response to an unexpected service issue or during your next plant turnaround or maintenance project.
The MechPro team makes a difference by pursuing everything that we do with a determination to provide the highest level of service which is what sets us apart from our competitors. Driving for the best results leads to recognition by our customers that MechPro is the most reliable provider for service and parts, helping us to achieve our goal to “Be the Best Heat Exchanger Service & Repair Provider in the Americas”.
MechPro has years of field-proven experience and technology in providing bottling plant heat exchanger services to restore your heat exchangers to peak performance as quickly as possible to help you minimize or prevent downtime.
Users of systems dependent on industrial heat exchangers for cooling often know that they have a problem, but not always. As a matter of procedure, MechPro technicians perform ultraviolet leak detection on every heat exchanger plate looking for pinholes. Leak detection is either performed during routine, scheduled maintenance or as a diagnostic procedure while troubleshooting causes of performance inefficiencies.
Ultraviolet Leak Detection in Practice
Here is an example of what MechPro’s leak detection service can uncover. Zooming in on this heat exchanger plate reveals three pinholes in one of the channels which would not be easily detected by a simple visual inspection.
Aaron with MechPro Inc. is setup and ready to meet and greet at the AHR Expo in Las Vegas this Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2017
AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVAC marketplace.
Come learn about MechPro’s dedicated Heat Exchanger Services and Get Your Free Swag while Supplies Last!
Come visit MechPro exhibit at the AHR Expo in Las Vegas this Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2017
Get Your Free Swag while Supplies Last.