Oil coolers are devices used to cool oil; for example, engines that use cold fluids, transmissions or hydraulic fluids, typically water or cold air. But most people don't realize just how many different types of oil cooler are available or the types currently available from Tecfree. Oil coolers have been manufactured in the UK since 1979, and since then, Range of oil coolers has grown. From the original shell and tube oil cooler to the new plate heat exchanger and air cooled oil cooler.
Hydraulic Oil Coolers - Shell and Tube
Shell and tube oil coolers are most commonly used for oil cooling on hydraulic power units and other hydraulic equipment, including hydraulic systems on excavators and earthmoving equipment. The simple and adaptable design of the hydraulic oil cooler makes it suitable for most applications, including fresh or glycol water supplies for engines, generators and gearboxes.
Marine Oil Coolers - Shell and Tube
The marine oil cooler is based on the same design and principles as our standard hydraulic oil cooler, but the cast iron header (end cap) is replaced with a bronze version, making it suitable for seawater coolant. The internal pipe stack is also made of seawater resistant material, making the Tecfree marine oil cooler a highly sought after product in the industry. Tecfree marine oil coolers are used in marine engines, from small yachts to large workboats, as well as gearboxes for cruise ships and tankers. Marine oil coolers are also used in naval vessels, including the Type 45 destroyer fleet.
Engine Oil Coolers - Brazed Plate
Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers are normally associated with water and refrigerants and are often used in heating installations, but they too can be used as oil coolers. Their compact design makes them a preferred option for engine manufacturers as models like the wash-over plate heat exchanger shown in the picture can be designed as an integral part of the engine, minimizing space claim.
Air Cooled Oil Coolers
If there is no permanent source of cold water, such as on a vehicle or other mobile device, an air-cooled oil cooler is required. This uses forced air from fan or vehicle motion to cool the engine, transmission or hydraulic oil. Tecfree specializes in designing combined cooling components that integrate air coolers, radiators and oil coolers into one unit.
Due to its sturdy and lightweight sheet and rod construction, Tecfree's air-cooled oil coolers are a common phenomenon in bulldozers and excavators.
Motorsport Oil Coolers
For high performance vehicles, Tecfree offers Motorsport oil coolers. This is an ultra-lightweight aluminum oil cooler for auxiliary engines or transmission oil coolers for high performance vehicles. Motorsport oil coolers are used in classic and modern racing cars and offer low cost but reliable cooling solutions.