Stainless Steel Heat Exchangers

Welded end and primary seals on these stainless steel heat exchangers eliminate contamination. Removable access panels ease inspection and cleaning. High heat transfer effectiveness is produced by corrugating the heat transfer plates to achieve a sinusoidal wave pattern. The corrugated surface creates airflow turbulence as the air passes through the unit. Heat transfer is further enhanced by using a counterflow design. Plate sizes range from 12, 36, 42 and 48", with unit lengths of 50, 74 and 98". The design of the Series SP spaces the heat transfer plates 0.5" apart; the Series HP spaces the heat transfer plates 0.375". Maximum operating temperature is 1,200oF (649oC).

Exothermics • (419) 729-9726 • •

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 • •

Heat-Pipe Heat Exchanger

For air-to-air heat recovery, dehumidification and indoor air quality applications, heat-pipe heat exchangers have coils made of rows of individual, sealed aluminum tubes. The tubes have 1" inside diameters with an integral capillary wick formed into their inside walls. The tubes have integral fins with 0.015" average mean thicknesses, which are extruded from the tube wall to ensure maximum heat transfer. The system is driven by the temperature difference between two airstreams. There are no moving parts and no maintenance or external power is required.

Colmac Coil Manufacturing Inc. • (800) 845-6778 • •

Industrial Coils

King brand flat-plate fin coils intended for “air over fin” applications where heating, cooling or refrigeration is required. All coils employ heavy-duty materials and welded construction. Diverse product line allows industrial coils to be used in a range of industries. Hot water coils, due to the ability of the water to freeze, will generally be found in a reheat portion of a heating system. Normally this insures that air below 35oF (1.6oC) will not come into contact with the reheat coil at a temperature between 45 and 75oC (7 to 24oC). Hot water coils are typically located in duct work where zone heating takes place.

RAE Corp., King Coils Div. • (918)825-7222 •

Plate Heat Exchangers

Designed to provide air-to-air energy recovery, Z-Duct provides complete separation between airstreams. The plate heat exchangers have a counterflow, modular design with removable clean-out panels that ease access to the heat transfer medium for inspection and cleaning. Nominal airflow ratings from 10,000 to 35,000 cfm are available.

Munters Corp., Dehumidification Div., Des Champs Products • (540) 291-1111 •

Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger

With a custom-designed, air-to-air heat exchanger system, you can utilize up to 80 percent of the exhaust heat from any high temperature stack in process ovens, dryers or other plant heating applications. The company has experience supplying hundreds of cost-effective solutions for processors in search of greater energy efficiency. With unpredictable and rising fuel costs, striving for reduced energy usage drops savings directly to the bottom line.

Anguil Environmental Systems • (414) 365-6400 •

Multi-Tube Bundle Graphite Heat Exchanger

Graphite exchangers utilize multiple bundles to improve heat transfer rates and simplify maintenance. Model RM allows the entire heat exchanger to operate in a countercurrent flow regime, thereby reducing the required surface area by up to 40 percent vs. traditional shell and tube technologies. Applications with close temperature approaches or even temperature crosses are easily handled. The bundle modules can be removed for cleaning or inspection by maintenance personnel. Graphite exchangers are used for heating and cooling corrosive chemicals such as hydrochloric, sulfuric and phosphoric acids.

SGL Carbon Technic LLC • (440) 572-3600 •

Hygienic Plate Heat Exchangers

Model NR5 Easy Flow can provide up to a 20 percent increase in processing capacity, according to the company, as a natural successor to its Model R5. With the new design, the same frame will carry up to 20 percent more plates because of a thinner plate material. The super-hygienic heat exchanger is made of 0.6 mm 316 stainless steel, whereas traditional hygienic plates are 0.8/0.9 mm. Measurements are identical to the company’s existing hygienic exchanger, which means that old plates can be exchanged without modification, or new plates can be added in combination with a separator. The plate is 3A approved and can be used in the dairy, food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

APV • (800) 554-5290 •

Heat, Cool and Dehumidify

Series C can be used to replace shell-and-tube designs that have high pressure drop and, consequently, high operating costs. The pressure drop on the air/gas cooler shown is 0.1 percent; the model it replaced was 2.4 percent. The lower pressure drop will save 50 hp, which translates into energy savings of approximately $23,000 annually. Unit is stainless steel and has a washable, metal prefilter ahead of the cooling core and a removable mist eliminator downstream of the core. It will cool 5,000 cfm at 12 psi from 250 to 65oF (121 to 18oC) using 55oF (12.7oC) cooling water.

Xchanger • (952) 933-2559 •

Welded Plate Heat Exchangers

Rekugavo and Rekuluvo are designed for gaseous products, working according to the countercurrent principle. The heat transfer surfaces consist of two profiled plates with a high specific capacity and are assembled into self-supporting packs. Both gases flow through the plates in countercurrent flow and are separated from each other without leakage. Mixing of the two gas streams (and possible transfer of pollutants) is thus almost completely excluded.

GEA Ecoflex • (717) 268-6200 •


Heatcraft 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.

Luvata • (662) 229-2000 •

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 •

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 •

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 the 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 •

Plate Heat Exchanger

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 •


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 •

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 1,000oF (538oC). 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 •


Offered in heavy-duty designs for process heating and cooling applications, coils are designed for use as steam, steam-distributing, direct-expansion, or chilled/hot water coils or tube bundles. Applications include high-pressure steam, thermal liquid, high-pressure and untreated water and preheat/precool coils.

Coil Co. • (800) 523-7590 •

Shell-and-Tube Fluoropolymer Heat Exchangers

Fluoropolymer heat exchangers can be used in process applications to heat or cool highly corrosive fluids such as ammonium hydroxide, sulfuric and hydrochloric acids. A shell-and-tube design from the company has been incorporated into the Purate model chlorine dioxide generator from Eka Chemicals to supply sulfuric acid solutions. The small-scale generator utilizes a hydrogen peroxide-based chemistry that yields chlorine dioxide by reducing sodium chlorate in the presence of sulfuric acid.

Ametek Chemical Products • (800) 441-7777 •

Compact Plate-and-Frame Exchanger

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 surface as high as 9,180 ft2. Plates are removable for service and maintenance.

ITT Standard • (800) 447-7700 •