Chart Industries, Inc.

- Model BAHX - Brazed Aluminum Heat Exchangers

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Chart’s Brazed Aluminum Heat Exchangers (also known as a Plate Fin Heat Exchanger) and Cold Boxes are at the heart of low temperature natural gas, air separation and petrochemical processes worldwide. Chart Industries pioneered the use of BAHX in the 1950s and has produced over 12,000 units since. The principal design and manufacturing facility is in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Plate fin heat exchangers are essential for cryogenic gas processing applications worldwide including Air Separation, LNG liquefaction, Nitrogen Rejection, NGL Recovery, Propane Dehydrogenation and other low temperature natural gas and petrochemical processes.

The in-house designed and built BAHX are fundamental to Chart’s standard LNG liquefaction plants and complete package solutions for nitrogen rejection and propane dehydrogenation. In addition to stand-alone plate fin heat exchangers Chart offers fully assembled and tested battery assemblies and Cold Boxes.

  • Custom engineered to meet customer’s thermal and hydraulic performance requirements
  • Proprietary in-house high performance simulation software results in optimal configurations
  • Comprehensive range of heat transfer fins and patterns, all proven to facilitate maximum design flexibility
  • A rigorous development program supports Chart’s commitment to continued improvements in thermal efficiency and high pressure design capability
  • Plate Fin Heat exchangers can be offered in accordance with all recognised applicable national design codes and Chart holds all major international quality accreditations

BAHX are at the center of these Applications:

Industrial Gas Production

  • Air Separation
  • Nitrogen Liquefaction
  • Helium Liquefaction
  • Argon Recovery

Petrochemical Processing

  • Amonia Purification
  • Ethylene
  • Hydrogen Recovery (HYCO)
  • Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH)

Natural Gas Processing

  • Nitrogen Rejection
  • Helium Recovery
  • Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Recovery
  • Ethane Recovery

Liquid Natural Gas

  • Peak Shaving
  • Small & Mid-scale Liquefaction
  • Baseload
  • Floating LNG

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