The Shell and Tube (u-tube) is the most common type of heat exchanger used in the process, petroleum, chemical and HVAC industries, it contains a number of parallel utubes inside a shell.
Shell Tube heat exchangers are used when a process requires large amounts of fluid to be heated or cooled. Due to their design, shell tube heat exchangers offer a large heat transfer area and provide high heat transfer efficiency.
Standardized sizes for easy assembly. Additional thread and surface protection for clean installation.
U-bend tubes expanded into tubesheet allow for tube expansions and contractions due to thermal fluctuations
High quality compressed fibres (reusable)
Standard cast-iron or steel head for heavy duty services (also available as a spare part)
Saddles attached with standard units for quick & easy mounting
Punched baffles with minimum clearances between tubes assures correct fluid flow and minimized bypass.
Welded shell protected with high quality paint for corrosion resistance
Stainless steel tubes allow for strong, durable performance over a wide range of applications. Unique tube bundle layout minimizes buildup problems at the edges and optimizes media flow in the unit.
There are many different types or designs of shell and tube heat exchangers to meet various process requirements. Shell and Tube heat exchangers can provide steady heat transfer by utilizing multiple passes of one or both fluids. SEC shell and tube heat exchangers come in two (2) and four (4) pass models standard, and multi-pass custom heat exchanger models.
Shell and Tube heat exchangers use baffles on the shell-side fluid to accomplished mixing
or turbulence. Without the use of baffles, the fluid can become stagnant in certain parts of the shell. If you have any questions about how shell and u-tube heat exchangers will benefit your application, contact us.
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