Pipeline Aftercoolers (PLAC)

Basco® PLAC for Compressed Air Cooling

Our Basco PLAC (Pipeline Aftercooler) and its companion separator provide an ideal combination to remove troublesome moisture and oil from compressed air streams. Our aftercoolers/separators offer proven performance and trouble-free operation of air powered tools and equipment worldwide.

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Performance Notes

  • PLAC tubes are effectively arranged to maximize heat transfer and reduce cooling water usage
  • Removable tube bundle simplifies cleaning of both tube and shell sides, and reduces future maintenance costs
  • Double packed floating tubesheet with “O” ring seal protection permits tube bundles to expand and contract without harmful strain or intermixing of shell and tube side fluids
  • Tell-tale holes allow easy visual detection of leaks
  • Cast iron moisture separator provides maximum efficiency in removing virtually all particulate matter over the entire operating range
  • Separators are designed to bolt directly to the aftercooler without the need for spools, minimizing pressure drop and overall length
  • Standard operating pressures are 75 to 150 PSI to meet most material and code requirements; units for use up to 300 PSI are available for specialized applications


  • Compressors
  • Industrial Markets
Sizes3" to 16" diameter; 6' to 10' 10-1/4" length
ShellsCarbon Steel
Tubes3/8" or 5/8" diameter available, Copper and Admiralty, Straight tube configuration
BafflesPrecision punched Carbon Steel or Brass
HeadsNot applicable.
FlowAvailable in 1-pass designs only

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