Groundwater Remediation, Modesto, California
A Basco Model 08060 Type 500 shell and tube heat exchanger with 3/8" copper tubes was used as a lube oil cooler in a Joy Turbo Compressor. The Joy Compressor has two Inter Coolers (plate fin, air on shell side, water on the tube side with 5/8" tubes). The lube oil cooler has oil on the shell side and cooling water on the tube side. Fouling in these lube oil coolers would cause a drop in performance after six months and needed replacement within twelve months. At the end of the twelve month period the tubes would be nearly plugged solid.