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, and in 2014 Chart opened a twin manufacturing facility in Wuxi, China.
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.