Västerås, Sweden

Standardization of the external cooler for HIP

Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) is a technology for heat treatment, consolidation of powder and removal of porosity from castings. HIP can be applied to metals, ceramics, composites and plastics. With typical pressures from 400 to 2,070 bar and temperatures up to 2,000°C, HIP can achieve 100% of maximum theoretical density and improve the ductility and fatigue resistance of critical, high-performance materials. During the machine operation cycles, a huge amount of heat is generated that shall be dissipated into the air by utilizing external coolers. The amount of generated heat depends on the machine size and the furnace type. For this reason, adiabatic dry coolers are used to cool down the press.


In order to dimension the cooler and selection of the right size, the required cooling power is derived from the furnace type and the machine size. These data together with the climate conditions at the customer’s location is provided to the cooler supplier in order to define the cooler configuration for every project. This process is time consuming and hence costly. One effort to reduce the cost is to standardize the external coolers.

Task description

The objective of this thesis work is to perform an overall investigation on alternative cooler types and explore possible suppliers in the market and based on that study, come up with a recommended cooling type/supplier that fulfils the requirements. Next step is to standardize the cooler in a way that a few number of specified coolers (2 or 3 different coolers) can be used for all projects/customers regardless of the size of the HIP and the customer’s location. ie. to create a sort of configurator in Excel or other software with a few limited inputs that are entered by user and it results in the selection of a specific cooler. Among the parameters that affect the cooling capacity of the cooler are the number of fans, power of each fan, physical dimensions of the cooler, coolant flow, dry bulb and wet bulb temperature, etc.

Suitable background (Education)

  • Bachelor of science program in Mechanics, Physics, Mathematics or similar
  • A basic understanding of cooling principles and terminology.

Application Information

The thesis will take place at Quintus’s office in Västerås during spring 2024 and is aimed for one person. Apply as soon as possible, but no later than 2023-11-03. Send your CV together with academic transcripts to contact person HR Business Partner,  Stina Sjögren, recruitment@quintusteam.com

LocationVästerås, Sweden
Due date

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