01 Nov 2013

WA-based Allied Heat Transfer has expanded its ability to analyse heat exchangers and cooling systems while the equipment is still in service, providing significant benefits for its customers.

The NATA-accredited company uses a variety of test equipment to map the actual operating conditions of an installation, and Heat Transfer Research (HTRI) software for the analysis.

HTRI is an internationally recognised method of performing these types of analyses. Allied can then provide an accurate report on how a particular unit is performing and why.

Modifications to existing exchangers or coolers that may be derived from such analyses can be undertaken at the company’s own workshop in order to produce higher performance and service reliability. Changes made can be verified by performing follow up tests on site.

Air cooled heat exchanger performance can be simulated in-house on Allied’s air cooled heat exchanger test unit which provides accurate performance results from tests of scale model versions of existing equipment.

By fitting a scale model to the test unit, the company can simulate various scenarios and report on the measured performance of the exchanger with changes to air flow, fluid flow, construction types, operating temperatures and more.

Allied Heat Transfer is an accredited NATA test facility for pressure vessels.