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C, G, & J Inc

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2776 Wills Creek Road
Gadsden, AL 35904
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Custom Manufacturing: Marine Circular Charge Air Cooler

11 August 2017  |  C, G, & J Inc  |  Heat Transfer Experts
What do you do when presented with a non-standard cooler design? For us, the answer is simple. You create a comparable design and build it. That's what we did when contacted about an all aluminum replacement charge air cooler for a boat.

The original water to air cooler was built out of copper/brass with steel fittings and used a circular design. Given that a standard design cooler uses a square or rectangular core, we knew we would have to custom design this from scratch. Using our water jet cutting table, our designers cut custom tubes in a bar and plate style with baffles to direct the air through the circular tube. Fins were placed in the tubes to agitate the air flow and ensure proper cooling. The tubes were stacked like cake layers with a set of fins between each layer and a set of connecting pipes to link all the tubes together.

Picture of the charge air cooler by itself.

Designing our cooler this way, we were able to braze it as one solid unit. Aluminum fittings were TIG welded in place once the brazing process was complete. The result was an exact fit, all aluminum replacement with strength and durability exceeding the original equipment. Don’t take our word for it, here is what our customer had to say:

Went to lake today for the first time with coolers installed and they worked great. They fit well , good job there! Lake temp was about 78-80 degrees, air temp was about 85, intake air was about 120-130 under boost.

The next time you need a custom designed cooler, regardless of its shape, give us a call and our expert design team will work with you to get the job done. Also remember, that we highly recommend treating any cooler used in a marine environment with an e-coating to help protect it from the corrosive elements found there. You can read more about e-coating here: Protect Heat Exchanges from Corrosive Environments.

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On August 5, 2010, just two days prior to our scheduled departure date…we learned that the Charge Air Cooler in our 2005 Monaco Camelot had an air leak….With no time to spare, the Charge Air Cooler was removed from the motorhome, placed in the bed of our pickup truck, and off we sped to Gadsden, a four hour drive from home. (They) had it rebuilt and ready in a day, and we were on our way back to Dickson.

The happy ending was that we arrived in Redmond in plenty of time…We highly recommend C, G, & J Inc. in Gadsden should you need service or rebuilding of Charge Air Coolers, Radiators, or Oil Coolers.

Harold and Bobbie - Tennessee
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