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Benefits of Air Cooled Heat Exchangers

October 10th, 2023

Air cooled heat exchangers (sometimes called fin fan heat exchangers) work by passing air over conductive fins that are mechanically bonded to tubing  carrying process fluids to dissipate the heat. They are a popular choice for a broad range of industrial applications because of their many useful features and benefits. Electrical power providers have been using FOA (forced oil air) coolers to reliably dissipate heat from transformers at substations for years.

Air Cooled Heat Exchangers

Cost Effective and Easy to Install

One obvious advantage of air-cooled heat exchangers is that they are highly cost effective. Generally, installation and maintenance prices are relatively low. If keeping operational costs down is one of your top priorities, an air-cooled heat exchanger might be the right choice for your application.

A lot of heat exchangers require a supplemental water source to function. Air cooled heat exchangers do not, and this is a large part of the reason why they are so cost effective.  Be . The lack of need for water makes it possible to install air-cooled heat exchangers in places with no way to connect to a reliable water source or where the upkeep associated with a water delivery system is not desirable.

Low Maintenance

In addition to being affordable, air-cooled heat exchangers are easy to keep in good condition. They require relatively little maintenance, which means you don’t have to worry about time-consuming upkeep or costly repairs. Not requiring supplemental water greatly reduces the risk of corrosion or fouling of the heat exchanger as well as negating the required upkeep associated with a water delivery system.

Contact IHT Today

If you need a heat transfer solution that is affordable and easy to maintain, an air-cooled heat exchanger may be just what you need. To learn more about their features and benefits, or for help deciding whether they are the right fit for your application, contact Industrial Heat Transfer today. give us a call at (608) 452-3103, send an email to, or click here to fill out our online contact form.