Improve heat transfer through your process by choosing among the plate-and-frame and shell-and-tube heat exchangers, coils, and heat transfer surfaces within this section.

Stainless Steel Heat Exchanger

Welded end and primary seals on this stainless steel heat exchanger eliminate contamination. Unit has removable access panels to ease inspection and cleaning. Maximum operating temperature is 1,200°F (649°C).

(800) 662-3966

Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers

Designed for applications in refining, gas processing, gas transmission, petrochemical, power generation, and other heavy industries, air-cooled heat exchangers can be constructed of carbon steel, stainless steel, Monel, copper-nickel, aluminum, Incoloy, titanium and Hastelloy. Company provides complete thermal, hydraulic and mechanical design of the exchangers, which can be built to codes and standards of construction of ASME, Section VIII, Division I; TEMA R-B-C; API 661; AISC; or AWS.

Smithco Engineering Inc.
(918) 446-4406

TEMA Heat Exchangers

Precise thermal ratings and mechanical designs of shell-and-tube heat exchangers are determined through computer-aided design. Heat exchangers can be fabricated in all TEMA configurations, from single-pass to multi-pass to “U” tube configurations, with or without removable bundles. Heads can be fabricated using traditional bonnets or with channels to facilitate cleaning the tube side. Impingement protection is available to prevent wear of the tubes on inlet connections. Supports available include saddles for horizontal units and lugs for vertical units. All heat exchangers meet the requirements of TEMA and can be designed to the ASME Section VIII, Division 1 or Division 2 Codes.

RAS Process Equipment
(609) 371-1000

Oil Leak Detection for Heat Exchangers

Designed specifically for high temperatures and pressures, Series C provides continuous, online oil-in-water monitoring. Models TD-4100 C and the TD-4100 XDC can detect and measure oil, fuel, crude oils and most heat transfer fluids in water from low ppb (microg/L) to high ppm (mg/L). The monitoring instrument is suited for use with steam condensate and cooling water in power plants and other industrial applications. The TD-4100 XDC is designed for severe-duty and hazardous area requirements. Both instruments use UV fluorescent technology that resists interferences from turbidity and suspended solids. No chemicals, pretreatment, mechanical manipulation or mixing of the sample is required.

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments Inc.
(559) 253-1414

Brazed Heat Exchangers Provide Vigorous Turbulence

Manufacturers of boilers and snow-melt systems rely on compact brazed plate heat exchangers to meet design objectives. Standard “P” types offer AISI 316L stainless steel plates and connections with copper brazing. Units are rated for 450 psig at 383°F (195°C). Principal system design includes a primary heat source such as a boiler and a secondary loop such as a snowmelt circuit. Sanitary instant hot water also can be produced from this system with the use of appropriate controls. ParaBrazed plate heat exchangers have no gaskets, tie bars, top or bottom bars. The individual plates are permanently brazed together in a vacuum furnace, which produces a compact heat exchanger without gaskets. The interlocking corrugations provide numerous contact points and form a complex channel system, through which the media flows with vigorous turbulence, ensuring that the smallest possible plate size is capable of maximum possible heat transfer.

APV Invensys
(866) 486-4148

Standard Shell-and-Tube

Offered in straight- or U-tube configurations, Basco Type 500 shell-and-tube heat exchangers have a fixed tubesheet. The highly standard design offers cost effectiveness while providing for options to meet specific customer requirements. Sizes range from 3 to 12" dia. and 14" to 120" length. Shell materials of construction are carbon steel or 304 stainless steel. Tubes can be constructed in 0.5, 0.375 or 0.625" dia. sizes in copper, Admiralty, 90/10 copper/nickel, or 304 stainless steel.

API Heat Transfer
(877) 274-4328

Protective Coating for Heat Exchangers

Saekaphen protective coating can be used to completely line the interior tube surfaces of shell-and-tube heat exchangers. Coating reduces fouling and protects the tubes from corrosion caused by most chemicals and all cooling waters. The lack of fouling and corrosion reduces maintenance and replacement costs.

Heresite Protective Coatings Inc.
(920) 684-6646

Coils Designed for Specific Applications

Steam, liquid heating, cooling and refrigeration coils are custom designed for specific application requirements. Copper, stainless steel or carbon steel tubes are offered with aluminum, copper, stainless steel or carbon steel fins.

Outokumpu Heatcraft
(662) 229-2000

Plate Heat Exchanger Handles Particulate

Accu-Therm is designed to provide highly efficient heat transfer, whether you are processing simple fluids, viscous solutions or particulates. The plate heat exchanger design eases cleaning and maintenance and allows closer approach temperatures than other heat transfer technologies. It is offered in a range of plate sizes and configurations, with plates as large as 27 ft2 (2.5 m2). Several plate geometries are available for different heat transfer effects, including the company's “free-flow” plate design, which is intended specifically for slurry processing.

Paul Mueller Co.
(800) 683-5537

Large Capacity, All-Welded Exchanger

Supermax is designed as an alternative to shell-and-tube units in elevated pressure and temperature applications. The all-welded plate heat exchanger is suited to applications with large flow imbalances, including gas or vapor condensers, economizers and related process and energy services, for pressures up to 70 barg (1,015 psig) and temperatures up to 1,000°F (538°C). With alternating channels for hot and cold media, the unit can be configured to provide true countercurrent or co-current flow. Nozzle sizes up to 12" (300 mm) can be accommodated on the shell side of the exchanger, offering high steam and liquid flow rates. Nozzles on the plate side can be up to 4" (100 mm).

Tranter PHE Inc.
(940) 723-7125

Fluid Cooler Selection Software

The latest version of Dryware software is able to size air-cooled condensers in addition to fluid (dry) coolers. The program will rate a standard or custom air-cooled condenser or fluid cooler using coil algorithms rather than tables or estimations. It allows the user to customize a fluid cooler or air-cooled condenser by varying rows, fins per inch, fin height, fin length, motor horsepower, fan diameter or fan layout. Software produces accurate submittal drawings complete with drawing number, editable notes and unit performance data. Included with the software user guide are engineering specification sheets, product literature, model nomenclature and help file.

Colmac Coil Manufacturing Inc.
(800) 845-6778

Zirconium Heat Exchangers

Zirconium provides resistance to chemical solutions even at elevated temperatures and pressures. It resists corrosive attack in most organic and mineral acids, strong alkalis and some molten salts. Zirconium's corrosion resistance is due to the natural formation of a stable oxide film on the metal surface. Company offers zirconium-coated process equipment such as heat exchangers and columns.

AstroCosmos Metallurgical
(800) 350-9825

Coils for High Temperature, Pressure

Coils are offered in designs with seven to 12 fins per inch with various fin heights. Tube diameters of 0.625 and 1" OD as well as heavy wall thicknesses are available. Varied tube centers meet replacement coil criteria. Possible applications include compressed gas, high-temperature steam coils, high-pressure vapor recovery coils and flue gas heat recovery as well as use as intercoolers, aftercoolers, oil coolers and jacket water coolers.

Super Radiator Coils
(800) 394-2645

Compact Plate-and-Frame

Plateflow is designed to provide close temperature control of fluids for heat recovery applications where space is a prime consideration. Efficient countercurrent flow yields heat transfer coefficients that are three to five times greater than other types of exchangers. Unit can be specified in 20 different models for heat transfer surfaces as high as 9,180 ft2. Plates are removable for service and maintenance.

ITT Standard
(800) 447-7700

Miniature Heat Exchanger

Available as tube-in-tube or shell-and-tube designs, miniature heat exchanger is constructed from 316L stainless steel. Sanitary models and custom designs are offered.

Exergy Inc.
(781) 294-8838

U-Bend, Straight-Tube Heat Exchangers

Shell-and-tube heat exchangers are constructed in U-bend or straight-tube designs. They are built to the standards of the ASME code and also can be built to comply with TEMA standards. They have working pressures from 1 to 500 psi. Tube diameters range from 0.1875 to 1.25".

Coil Co.
(800) 523-7590

Tubular Heat Exchangers for Heat Recovery

Thermo-T is designed to recover energy from industrial processes at temperatures up to 2,000°F (1,093°C) with up to 80 percent effectiveness. Built to handle high-temperatures and corrosive environments, tubular heat exchangers can be constructed with materials to best suit the application. Construction materials include 304L/316L/309S/310 stainless steels, C-276, 800HT and nickel alloys such as 600/601/625. Fully welded construction prevents cross-contamination. Integral thermal-expansion joints allow the heat-exchanging tubes to expand in high-temperature applications without causing excessive stress to the unit.

Des Champs Technologies
(540) 291-1111

Heat Exchanger for Bulk Solids

Bulkflow is designed to heat or cool bulk solids in a thermally efficient way. The compact, vertical design provides a large heat transfer surface to handle a range of flow and temperature requirements. The slow movement of the product minimizes abrasion and product degradation. The mass flow design ensures that the product is drawn down evenly and the temperature distribution is uniform.

Bulkflow Technologies Inc.
(403) 254-3515

Heat Exchangers for Corrosive Applications

Meeting TEMA standards, shell-and-tube heat exchangers suit highly corrosive environments in the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Fabricated of reactive materials such as tantalum, zirconium, niobium, titanium or high-nickel alloys, the exchangers are offered in designs and capacities up to 8' dia, 50' long, 50 tons, 2,000 psi and 700°F (371°C).

Titan Metal Fabricators Inc.
(805) 487-5050

Brazed Heat Exchangers for Condensing

Model BPX can be used as refrigerant condensers and evaporators as well as oil coolers. Same-day delivery of most models and five-day delivery for special configurations of the brazed plate heat exchangers are offered. Options for ASME code stamp and CRN registration are included.

Bell & Gossett
(800) 447-7700

High-Efficiency Evaporator

Model XP has the ability to handle 3 to 80 tons for R410a refrigerant applications. The two-circuit heat exchanger can accommodate two separate compressors. It has 7°F (-13°C) approach temperatures that allow chiller designers to achieve greater efficiency.

(800) 774-0474

Compact, Counterflow Design

Exchangers have a counterflow design to provide cooling of fluid streams up to 1,000°F (538°C) and 5,000 psi. The forced counterflow design provides maximum thermal efficiency with minimum coolant. Thermal efficiency is further enhanced by the compact double-wound coil and baffle design. They are suitable for sample cooling in low-flow applications with space limitations and where high-temperature, high-pressure fluids must be drastically cooled before handling.

Waters Equipment Co.
(215) 699-8700

Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers

Viexplate line is offered in a wide size range and a number of plate and gasket materials. Designed and manufactured in accordance with ASME and other international codes, the exchangers handle design temperatures up to 350°F (175°C) and design pressures to 400 psig (28 barg). Maximum area is 15,000 ft2, and the practical approach temperature is 1°F (0.6°C).

Viex Process
(403) 254-3504

Thermoelectric Heater/Chiller

Kool-Pure can be used to heat and cool chemicals for semiconductor and medical applications. The ultra-high-purity thermoelectric heat exchanger utilizes a leakproof, all-PFA (Teflon) flow path to ensure chemical resistance. Its thermoelectric technology offers a compact design combined with flexibility, allowing for a range of heating and cooling capacities from 100 W to 1.5 kW and flow rates up to 20 liters/min.

Applied Integrated Systems Inc.
(925) 362-4137

Low-Capacity Plate Condenser

AlfaCond 400 is a lower capacity model of the AlfaCond, developed specifically for condensing vapors under low-pressure, high-vacuum conditions in evaporation and distillation systems. It is suited for smaller capacities in applications such as turbine condensers in small co-generation plants, distillation systems and evaporation and crystallzation systems in sweetener plants, sugar mills, starch and ethanol plants, and chemical and food industries. It is based on a plate-and-frame heat exchanger concept and provides high thermal efficiency as a result of asymmetrical plate design with normal width channels on the water side and wide semi-welded channels on the vapor side.

Alfa Laval Inc.
(804) 236-1373