Continuous innovation and investment in our technology and capacity enables our customers to maximize their opportunities. Our principal design and manufacturing facility is in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Notable Chart firsts include the introduction of vacuum brazing, Core-in-Kettle®, mercury tolerant construction and Smart Layer®.
Plate fin heat exchangers are essential for cryogenic gas processing including air separation, LNG liquefaction, nitrogen rejection, natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery, propane dehydrogenation, hydrogen liquefaction and recovery and other low temperature natural gas and petrochemical processes.
Chart’s proprietary solution combines multiple design, material selection and fabrication features that work in tandem with guard beds to protect against attack. Since pioneering the technology in the 1980s Chart has supplied >800 mercury tolerant units with no reported field failures.
Excessive thermal gradients will weaken the unit’s integrity and can lead to external leaks developing. Typically, because these operating upsets go un-noticed, the leaks manifest without warning. With Smart Layer the leak path is contained and an emergency plant shutdown is avoided.
Chart is dedicated to keeping your BAHX fleets operating with maximum efficiency and longevity. Of course, we’re there for you if things go wrong, but ultimately our focus is a proactive approach to improved plant safety and reliability through increased awareness of best practice, process control, effective personnel training and attention to operating data.
Chart Industries pioneered the use of BAHX for cryogenic gas processing in the 1950s and we’ve produced over 13,000 units since. A Chart BAHX is a highly efficient, all brazed and welded compact heat exchange device that offers distinct advantages versus other heat exchanger types. They are designed in accordance with the world’s pressure vessel codes and deployed globally.
With >20 years specialty cryogenic engineering and welding expertise, the acquisition of Fronti brings another cryogenic industry partner into the Chart portfolio, expands our cold box manufacturing capability and capacity, including hydrogen and helium liquefiers and creates the foundation for our mid-Atlantic flexible manufacturing location.
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