Hudson leverages its engineering expertise, commitment to innovation, customer-driven problem solving and logistical advantages in the Gulf Coast area to provide superior compression coolers to the natural gas industry. Hudson engineers work closely with you to give you rapid response to your RFQs, as well as competitive pricing. Our focus is on custom-building coolers for your needs and to your specifications, delivering them on time, and backing you up with superior technical support and customer service.

​General Uses

For packagers and operators of reciprocating natural gas compressors, including gas processing plants, transmission and storage.

Configurations Available

  • VCF Models: 48”– 168” (vertical, engine driven, forced draft)
  • VCI Models: 48” – 168” (vertical, engine driven, induced draft)
  • ST Models: 24”– 60” (vertical, motor or engine driven, forced-induced draft)
  • HF Models: horizontal coils, vertical fan(s), engine driven, forced draft
  • Horizontal: (electric motor drive, forced draft)

Components of a Compression Cooler

  • Forced or induced draft unit
  • Single or multiple fan unit 
  • Engine or electric motor drive configuration
  • Fan diameters from 24” to 168” 
  • Vertical or horizontal arrangements of fan(s) and sections 
  • Individual sections for engine and gas cooling 
  • Manual or automated (typically pneumatic actuators)  louvers for sections 
  • Hail guard over discharge area 
  • Ladder to top of unit 
  • Platform on top of unit for access to installed equipment

Advantage of Hudson Compression Coolers

  • Heavy duty “oil field” construction
  • Header construction per ASME Code 150-11,150 psig design
  • Made of rugged, heavy-gauge steel for equipment longevity
  • Painted and galvanized units – suitable for off-shore applications and other harsh environments
  • Shoulder-type access plugs for ease of maintenance
  • Low noise, high efficiency fans
  • Heavy-duty bearings
  • Extensive experience in rating coolers for gas compression packages
  • Custom-engineered and built

Only Hudson

  • Provides a single source, unconditional thermal/mechanical performance guarantee
  • Brings 75+ years of expertise and know-how

Models

Vertical Forced Draft (VCF)
Vertical Induced Draft (VCI)
Forced Draft Engine Drive (HF)
Horizontal Forced Draft
Vertical Forced/Induced Draft (ST)
Vertical Forced Draft (VCF)
  • Fan diameter from 48” to 168”
  • Fan placed vertically with vertical air discharge 
  • Typically engine driven but can be modified for electric motor 
    (Sections placed vertically and sloped in center of unit) 
  • Several optional features available 
  • Typical compressor package HP range 100 – 2,000+

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Vertical Induced Draft (VCI)
  • Fan diameter from 48” to 168”
  • Fan placed vertically with vertical air discharge 
  • Typically engine driven but can be modified for electric motor 
    (Sections placed vertically in front of unit)
  • Several optional features available 
  • Typical compressor package HP range 100 – 2,000+

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Forced Draft Engine Drive (HF)
  • Fan diameter from 60” to 144”
  • Single or multiple fans
  • Fans placed vertically with vertical air discharge
  • Horizontal sections placed on top of unit
  • Several optional features available
  • Typical compressor package HP range 100 – 4,500+

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Horizontal Forced Draft
  • Fan diameter from 60” to 168”+
  • Single or multiple fans
  • Fans placed horizontally with vertical air discharge
  • Horizontal sections placed on top of unit
  • Electric motor drive with VDF compatible motors
  • Typically a belt drive system for fan/motor 
  • Several optional features available 
  • Typical compressor package HP range 100 – 4,500+

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Vertical Forced/Induced Draft (ST)
  • Fan diameter from 24” to 60”
  • Forced or induced draft
  • Fan placed vertically with horizontal air discharge
  • Sections placed in front of unit
  • Direct drive with electric motor or engine
  • Several optional features available
  • Typical compressor package HP range 50 – 250+

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Maintenance & Support

  • Customer support during critical maintenance schedules
  • Replacement finned tubes
  • Replacement bundles
  • Mechanical components
  • Technical field service support