Lubricating oil reduces friction between moving mechanical parts and also removes heat from the components. As a result, the oil becomes hot. This heat is removed from the lube oil by a cooler to prevent both breakdown of the oil and damage to the mechanical components it serves. The lube oil temperature must be maintained within a specific operating band to ensure optimum equipment performance.
Lube oil coolers are designed based on the customer specifications. Designs are available as single coolers or duplex coolers with change over valves.
Duplex coolers can be supplied either in standard Horizontal design or vertical design if space is constrains.
Coolers can be designed according to good engineering practice or as per TEMA and ASME codes based on customer requirements.