One of the most common performance problems with air-cooled heat exchangers is underperformance due to airborne contaminants fouling the air side of the finned tubes. Our proprietary dry cleaning system does not use harsh foams, chemicals, water, or detergents that can damage your fins and mechanicals. The cleaning system allows the ability to clean induced draft air-cooled heat exchanger online while the fans will need to be shutdown in a forced draft unit. Also, tube fouling occurs from the bottom side of the tubes and unlike foams and detergents, the Chart system cleans from the bottom (air-side) and not from the top down. Therefore, it is more effective in cleaning where the actual fouling is located. Also, it is safe, environmentally friendly, non-destructive to the equipment, and proven to be the most effective in the industry at restoring unit performance. Cleaning services can be offered on a routine maintenance schedule to ensure continuous performance.e finned tube degradation. Upgrade to Hudson Hy-Fin® Extruded Fin Tubes to increase heat transfer efficiency and unit performance. Hudson can also provide Hudson’s unique Hy-Fin® Extruded Serrated Design to provide additional performance over the original design.
Chart does not recommend using foams, chemicals, detergents, or water as these methods may damage mechanicals or the tubes, and may cause scaling that could affect thermal performance of the equipment.