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Configurate your own cooler!

September 13, 2023

Hydroniq Coolers has launched an online tool that allows ship designers, shipyards and shipowners to identify the optimal seawater cooling system configuration for their specific vessel.

Hydroniq Coolers has developed the online calculator for thecompany’s Pleatseawater cooler, which is widely regarded as one of the maritimemarket’s most reliable, maintenance friendly and cost-efficient seawatercooling systems.

“It is an easily accessible online tool that enables users to quicklyidentify the most optimal cooling system for their specific vesselrequirements. It helps to find the required cooling capacity solution with thelowest possible capex and opex,” says Inge Bøen, managing director of HydroniqCoolers.

The Pleat is a flexible heat exchange solution delivered in a variety ofsizes for central cooling, auxiliary, and various combinations of enginecooling. It has a designpressure of 6 bars and design temperature of 0-95°C.

By simplyinputting basic parameters such as required effect (kW) and flow (m3/h)as well as expected temperature of inbound and outbound water, the online configuratorwill automatically calculate the various cooling systems options that fits yourrequirements. The search results include technical data such as number ofcooling elements, weight and required space on board. It also allows you todownload a GA (general arrangement) drawing of each recommended solution.

The online cooling system configurator also has an advanced searchfunction that allows you to enter specific values on both the freshwater and seawaterand side, including glycol, fouling and salinity percentages, plus max pressuredrop values.

“Theconfigurator can significantly shorten the time ship designers and shipyards useto assess and identify potential cooling solutions. They reduce theirprocurement time and we cut time our end. It is a time and money-saving toolfor both our customers and us at Hydroniq Coolers,” adds Inge Bøen.

Introducedin 2011, the patented Pleat is still the favoured seawater cooler for hundredsof shipowners worldwide. It comes in a variety of sizes, has long serviceintervals, and is easy to dismantle, clean and assemble.

Click here to try out the new online Pleatcalculator.

If you are a potentialcustomer that needs support to utilize the Pleat calculator, feel free tocontact Lars Elling, Jan Inge or Magnar in our sales team.