Quintel, Inc. was approached by a company in need of some quick help. During the arctic blast in December/January 2014, three of their coolers completely froze. Due to the extreme cold, the carbon steel spiral wound tubes ruptured and warped the end channels. Two units are approximately 26,000 lbs each and are 44’ in length and 11’ in width by 18” in height. One unit is 48’ x 14’ x 4’ and approximately 30,000 lbs. The large sized units were transported to our facility where they were investigated.
Our technical crew determined the tubes 280-1” carbon steel had to be replaced. Upon continued analysis, it was found that the end channels needed to be straightened. After our repairs were made, we performed vigorous quality assurance tests and then sent the units back to the company.