Why Choose Us

Why take chances with any other cooler? Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers is the leading manufacturer of air-cooled heat exchangers for the natural gas industry, with over a half-century of global experience and industry leadership.

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Expand/Collapse Tab 1. Quality, Value and Low Cost of Ownership

Quality, Value and Low Cost of Ownership Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers products are often imitated, but never equaled. Their high-value and low cost-of-ownership (calculated over the life of the product) exceeds any others in the marketplace. Our coolers are known throughout the industry for their consistent quality, proven field performance, reliability and availability. People "in the know" know and trust Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers; we are the cooler of choice for the world's leading contract compression companies.

Indisputably the long-term best value and highest quality in the industry, Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers coolers are known for their superior engineering, quality, reliability, availability and proven field performance – consistently delivering the lowest overall cost-of-ownership over their long lifetime.

At Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers, we are passionate about performance – performance of people, product, engineering, and unit longevity. Our culture of quality assurance includes a 72-point inspection process that not only holds shop employees accountable for the quality of their own work, but also rewards them for excellence. We know that our products are "mission critical" in gas compression and other processes, and we won't let you down.

We understand the industry, the pressures on your business, and the need to minimize down-time and maximize return on your investment. The exceptional quality and reliability that we engineer into each and every Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers unit reflects our commitment to the success of your business. Our coolers are designed to maximize air exit velocities and heat transfer rates while minimizing air recirculation. They perform reliably over the long haul, even in extreme temperature ranges, and they are designed to a minimal footprint (especially for offshore installations,) providing more cooling in less area, ultimately yielding, important cost savings to you.

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers goes way beyond being merely a vendor to become your business partner. We don't cut corners. In addition to our state-of-the-art design and custom engineering capabilities, you can count on availability of products, personnel and service, including field service, 24/7. That all adds up to tremendous value for your company, day in and day out, over the long life of our products.

Expand/Collapse Tab 2. 'Round the Clock Service and Support

'Round the Clock Service and Support As your partner, we know your operations depend on the performance of our products, and we stand behind every unit that we ship with 'round-the-clock field service by expertly trained technicians, product documentation, spare parts and inventories of emergency parts. We even service our competitors' equipment, and we manufacture cooler replacement components for our own units as well as for any make or model of cooler in service.

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers prides itself on world-wide customer service and providing on-time optimal technical solutions. Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' Field Service department is staffed with experts to provide a variety of services to accommodate our customers' cooling equipment needs. This team of specialists not only supports Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers products, but can provide customized field solutions for any type of cooling equipment. From parts replacement to periodic maintenance inspections, the on-site services will enhance the productivity and longevity of the equipment.

It is Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' mission to support our deployed equipment and partner with our customers to provide the necessary services to keep your business running efficiently and economically. Whether your needs are replacements parts, technical advice, replacement sections or a new cooler, we are available for our customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Field Service agreements are individually structured based on the types of services you require. Let us put Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' years of industry experience and leadership to work for you!

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' current field services include:

  • Fan replacement
  • Fan balancing and adjustment
  • Tube bundle repair/replacement
  • Tube bundle/fin cleaning
  • Tube leak detection
  • Bearing replacement/alignment and inspection of lube lines
  • Structural repair
  • Inspection and installation of drive components
  • Periodic inspections
  • Measure and adjust fan pitch
  • Verify fan RPM, air flow performance and other air cooler variables
  • Verify and process data
  • Trouble-shoot
  • Re-Rate or repair pressure vessels (via National board "R" Certification)
  • On-site painting of coolers
  • On-site supervision for field erection
  • 24 hour emergency parts replacement

If you have a need that is not included in this list, contact us. For additional information about Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers Field Services or to develop a service agreement, email us at: axcparts@harsco.com or call

Emergency Parts and Field Service:

Phone: 1-800-404-3904
Phone: 01-918-619-8028

Expand/Collapse Tab 3. Engineered to Order

Engineered to Order We partner with our customers to support them in pursuing value-driven, successful solutions to their specific applications and needs. Our $2 million, state-of-the-art paint booth allows our coolers to be factory painted, prior to assembly, with custom colors, eliminating expensive on-site painting. Our state-of-the-art production technologies, quality assurance standards, and manufacturing capacities help us achieve the product consistency, quality, reliability, and performance that our customers have come to expect from Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers.

As the largest engineered-to-order cooler manufacturer in the industry, Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers takes engineered-to-order to a higher art form! Our coolers are designed and manufactured not only for specific applications but even for specific locations and pressure dynamics. You can order from Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers with the confidence that our products are developed utilizing the most state-of-the-art systems and technologies – many of which we invented and which are available only from Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers. In addition to complete cooler systems, Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers also produces engineered-to-order spare parts for our own as well as competitor's coolers.

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers has also capitalized on new technologies that propel us to the next level far ahead of the field. They allow us to fulfill our mission of continuous improvement, expanding our leadership position in engineering, design and manufacturing air-cooled heat exchangers for the natural gas compression and related global markets.

What does all this mean to you as a customer? First and foremost, prompt, accurate response from the moment you place your order to timely delivery. The end-product of our high-tech systems is a big payoff in Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' capability and capacity, which means we are extremely responsive to your needs.

As your business partner, Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers will work with you collaboratively to ensure our coolers deliver the very latest, most efficient and cost-effective performance. Our ground-breaking systems walk you through the entire process.

Expand/Collapse Tab 4. Superior Facilities & Capabilities

Superior Facilities & Capabilities Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers has the greatest manufacturing capacity in the gas compression cooler industry. Manufacturing efficiencies and superior technology contribute to shorter lead times for our customers. You can purchase Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers products with confidence. Our outstanding product quality is highly regarded and consistently supported through our industry affiliations and certifications.

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' superior manufacturing capacity – the greatest in the industry - and responsive lead times are achieved through a broad array of efficiencies, process improvements and implementation of cutting-edge technologies, many of which are proprietary and available only from Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers. Process improvements are allowing Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers to keep up with demand, contain cycle times and improve quality. We are getting the job done faster and better than ever, and Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers customers realize the benefits.

Among the many far-reaching developments at Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers is the company's implementation of LeanSigma®, a process-improvement approach that combines Six Sigma defect elimination techniques with productivity-boosting Lean Manufacturing efficiencies and reduction of variation. Lean Sigma is not about cutting corners, slashing costs or reducing headcount. It's about doing more with what we already have. By improving our processes and reducing waste, we free up the critical resources and creativity needed to better serve our customers.

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' industry leadership is also reflected in its many affiliations and certifications. We are certified by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and hold two "U" stamp certificates and a National Board "R" stamp certificate from ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers.) We routinely provide ASME code-stamped headers and can provide Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) compliant units. We are also members of GCA (Gas Compressor Association) and can be found in Compressor Tech 2 and on the membership list of other industry organizations including ABSA (Alberta Boilers Safety Association) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute.)

Expand/Collapse Tab 5. From the Beginning

From the Beginning We invented it!
Over the past 55 years, Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers has produced over 50,000 coolers for the world's largest oil and gas companies as well as a wide range of other end users.

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Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' pioneering designs, considered the industry "standard," are widely imitated but never duplicated. These include Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' famous WheelFin™ tube design, the compact, forced-draft, vertical discharge Model EH (the world's most widely used gas compression cooler) and the engine-driven, multiple-fan Model F.

Many cooler designs that are now industry standards started out as Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers innovations. These include the Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers Model EH, a compact, forced-draft, vertical discharge unit combining engine and compressor cooling in a single package. Introduced by Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers in 1958, the design is now the world's most widely used in gas compression cooling.

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers brings unmatched experience to every job. Whatever the challenge might be in a particular application, it's a safe bet we have seen and solved it in the past five and a half decades. If a new issue comes up, our customers know that no one can deliver solutions faster or more reliably – we've proven it time and again.

While Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers is proud of its pioneering heritage, we are not content to rest on our laurels. We are continually innovating and improving to maintain our position of industry leadership. Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers offers the broadest product line in the industry, including a full range of models, types and configurations for natural gas compression, process cooling, turbine lube oil and other market applications and from small coolers to the largest cooling units in engine-driven, electric motor-driven and hydraulic motor-driven configurations. We also manufacture cooler replacement components, not just for units we produce, but also for any make or model of cooler in service.


Expand/Collapse Tab 6. Green from the Start

Green from the Start Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers is committed to an environmentally conscious approach to manufacturing and technology. Our environmentally-friendly, low profile, low noise coolers do not emit any toxic byproducts or CO2 while they assist in the recovery of a pre-existing natural gas, one of the cleanest burning fuels. We also offer Low Volatile Organic Compound paints that meet and exceed VOC regulations.

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers is committed to safeguarding our employees and the environment. Our inspiration comes from the start: Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers products assist in recovering a pre-existing natural gas, a clean burning fuel, which originates from the decomposition of plants that were once green millions of years ago.

Our coolers use ambient air to cool, so they do not emit any by-products or exhaust. Because there are no CO2 emissions, they do not contribute to global warming.

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers coolers are also low noise, an increasingly important consideration as remote sites to build wells become scarce, resulting in building wells closer to residential areas. More and more, municipal mandates worldwide stipulate noise, emissions and even the appearance of coolers, requiring units to blend into their environment. Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers is the only manufacturer in the industry with separate, in-house painting facilities. With over 30,000 cubic feet of capacity, these $2 million, state-of-the-art paint booths can easily handle the largest size units. Here, Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers coolers can be painted in a wide range of customer-custom colors to tint or match so that they "disappear" into their background, neither offending the eye nor frightening native wildlife. This can represent a significant savings for our customers, eliminating expensive, on-site painting.

Years ago we standardized on low volatile organic compound paints (VOC), a decision that was way ahead of its time. We don't just meet the VOC regulations, we exceed them.

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers continues to invest in its manufacturing processes and technology to reduce waste. A recent $500,000 investment in a 40-foot plasma arc steel plate cutter minimizes scrap while it speeds jobs through the shop by eliminating material handling delays, cutting the greatest number of parts out of a single piece of stock material and producing computer-perfect parts every time.


Expand/Collapse Tab 7. Backed by Harsco

Backed by Harsco We are a division of Harsco Corporation, a multi-billion dollar, multi-national corporation. Harsco is well-positioned to apply its resources to maximize Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' successes in manufacturing technologies, customer services and solutions. Harsco's investments in new plants and equipment, efficiencies in global purchasing, strong internal controls and standards of corporate governance ensure our continued industry leadership.

Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers is a division of Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC), a leading Fortune 1000 global industrial services and engineered products company with 21,000 employees and operations in 50 countries around the world. With worldwide growth, solid business strategies and strong earnings, Harsco is well positioned to apply its resources to maximize our successes in manufacturing technologies, customer services and solutions. Harsco's investments in new plants and equipment, efficiencies in global purchasing, strong internal controls and standards of corporate governance ensure Harsco Industrial Air-X-Changers' continued industry leadership