Hudson responds to optimize your operations.

Installation. Cleaning. Testing. Inspections. Troubleshooting. Repairs, Maintenance and Field Installation. Upgrades or replacement of under-performing equipment. Hudson has the resources and expertise to respond to your needs promptly and efficiently, keeping you online and productive. Not only do we service Hudson products, we service those of our competitors, both in the field and at our plant. Our goal is to quickly make the improvements that make you more profitable.

Hudson cleaning services make a major difference.

Our new, environmentally-safe air-cooled heat exchanger cleaning services are done on-site with no need for plant shutdown or motor isolation in some cases. The results: increased air flow, decreased static pressure, power usage, and improved heat transfer. Contact us for a case study from one of the largest petrochemical operators in the world. Click here for a video demonstration of our cleaning service.

We service our competitors' products.

Good news: Hudson not only provides services and repairs for competitive products, we can supply needed parts as well. Also, Hudson can provide complete replacement bundles on any air-cooled heat exchanger. So don’t be afraid to call.

Most retrofit with Tuf-Lite® fans.

When the going gets tough, the tough go with Tuf-Lite quality. In fact, when it’s time for a replacement fan, 85% specify Tuf-Lite. Ask about our “Trial Fan Offer”. Install a Tuf-Lite high performance fan next to a competitor brand, test it, and if not fully satisfied, return it free of charge. Another unique Hudson guarantee of performance.

Services

Hudson Certified Fan, Mechanical Equipment, and Part Installation
Bundle Fin Cleaning
Fan and Mechanical Performance Analysis
Fan and Mechanical Performance Upgrades and Re-rates
Energy Savings Study
Installation and Start-Up
Finned Tube Bundle Upgrades
Replacement Bundles and Shop Re-Tubes
Field Re-Tubes
Hot Air Recirculation
Pre-Turn Around Inspections
Turn Around Support
Hudson Certified Fan, Mechanical Equipment, and Part Installation

No one knows how to properly install a fan like Hudson.  It is critical that your fan is properly installed to ensure that you have the proper pitch, tracking, tip clearance, and alignment in order to maximize the performance and reliability of your fans.  Also, when Hudson installs your fans, we extend the length of our Hudson fan warranty at no additional cost.

Bundle Fin Cleaning

One of the most common performance problems with air-cooled heat exchangers is underperformance due to airborne contaminants fouling the air side of the finned tubes. Hudson’s proprietary dry cleaning system does not use harsh foams, chemicals, water, or detergents that can damage your fins and mechanicals.  Hudson’s cleaning system allows the ability to clean induced draft air-cooled heat exchanger online while the fans will need to be shutdown in a forced draft unit.  Also, tube fouling occurs from the bottom side of the tubes and unlike foams and detergents, Hudson’s system cleans from the bottom (air-side) and not from the top down. Therefore, our system is more effective in cleaning where the actual fouling is located.  Also, our system is safe, environmentally friendly, non-destructive to the equipment, and proven to be the most effective in the industry at restoring unit performance.  Cleaning services can be offered on a routine maintenance schedule to ensure continuous performance.

Hudson does not recommend using foams, chemicals, detergents, or water as these methods may damage mechanicals or the tubes, and may cause scaling that could affect thermal performance of the equipment.

Fan and Mechanical Performance Analysis

Hudson can assist you with analyzing your current mechanical performance by providing Air Side Performance Testing in accordance with ASME PTC-30 standards, Equipment Vibration Analysis, and noise testing all utilizing Hudson’s custom designed analytics and equipment.

Fan and Mechanical Performance Upgrades and Re-rates

If you need better performance from your air-cooled heat exchanger, air cooled steam condensers (ACCs), and compression coolers, Hudson can design a new fan and mechanical system to improve performance, energy efficiency, and reliability.  Hudson can also show you how the improvement will affect your unit by conducting an HTRI performance re-rate. Also, Hudson’s Fin-Fan bearings, branded drive belt systems, parabolic inlet bells, tip seals, louvers, anti-rotation devices are all performance accessories to improve the maintenance life-cycle of the equipment as well as dramatically increase unit performance due to poor air inlet designs.

Energy Savings Study

When looking to save power, Hudson can conduct a power savings study on how to improve the energy efficiency of your air-cooled heat exchanger and axial flow fans, and provide you energy savings solutions

Installation and Start-Up

Hudson’s field support services also can provide unit installation services, as well as supervision, and our experienced field engineers can assist on plant startup with the management of our equipment on site.

Finned Tube Bundle Upgrades

Hudson can assess the performance of existing tube bundles with proprietary single tube testing analyses, to calculate finned tube degradation and upgrade to Hudson Hy-Fin® Extruded Fin Tubes to increase heat transfer efficiency and unit performance.  Hudson can also provide Hudson’s unique Hy-Fin® Extruded Serrated Design to provide additional performance over the original design.

Replacement Bundles and Shop Re-Tubes

Hudson’s expedient response to clients with scheduled or unscheduled plant shutdowns or 
urgent bundle repairs is well known.  We can provide full replacement bundles or re-tubing for 
any manufacturers air cooled exchanger in short notice with accelerated completion schedules.

Field Re-Tubes

When shop repairs are not an option, Hudson can send experienced teams of technicians and trades personnel to the plant site to repair the air cooled heat exchanger in place.

Hot Air Recirculation

A common problem in plant air cooler equipment whereby the hot exhaust air recirculates into the inlet of air coolers reducing performance. The solutions are often simple but difficult to predict, therefore Hudson can employ either smoke tests or proprietary Computational Fluid Dynamics software to analyze various solutions, some as simple as baffles, or solid wall plates.

Pre-Turn Around Inspections

We are experts in air-cooled heat exchangers and axial flow fans so allow Hudson to help you by coming in and conducting a full air-cooled heat exchanger inspection and axial fan inspection prior to a turnaround in order to help you better prioritize your needs.

Turn Around Support

Hudson can participate in your turn around by installing and upgrading your fans, conducting maintenance on your air-cooled heat exchangers, cleaning the fins of your air-cooled heat exchangers, work in an advisory role, or commissioning your air-cooled heat exchangers.