Safety shell and tube heat exchangers were developed and patented back in the 80’s by FUNKE Wärmeaustauscher Apparatebau GmbH
Global Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger Report offers market size, share, overview, segmentation by types, application, countries, key manufactures, cost analysis, industrial chain, sourcing strategy, downstream buyers, marketing strategy analysis, distributors/traders, factors affecting the market, forecast and other important information for key insight.
In general, a shell & tube heat exchanger installed as a heat condenser weighs 26 tons, is 10m long, measures 1.6m in diameter and consists of 1,804 pipes.
Vitherm recently secured an order from a top refinery in USA. Two units were supplied to be used for cooling of Sour water.
Watlow®, the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, introduces its new HELIMAX ultra-efficient electric heat exchanger with Continuous Helical Flow Technology, which helps reduce the coking and fouling typically associated with standard heat exchangers.
Glacier Energy has been awarded a contract worth circa GBP 1M by PBS for the provision of export gas coolers for Total Exploration and Production UKs (TEPUK) North Alwyn Platform, in the North Sea.
Rescheduled dates June 1 & 2, 2021Because of the influence that the Pandemic, Covid-19, is currently having on all our lives, particularly in Europe, Heat Exchanger World has rescheduled its dates to open its doors to its first European Conference & Expo at the RDM Rotterdam, the Netherlands on June 1st & 2nd, 2021.
Kelvion has won a contract of approximately nine million Euro for the supply of several K?Bloc, Kelvion compact welded plate heat exchangers, to a refinery group in Asia.
The main characteristic of SACOME is its custom designs for each project based on the needs of its clients. This adaptation is not only limited to the thermal design of the equipment, but also to customer requirements in terms of mechanical calculations.
Recently introduced chiller family based on Turbocor oil-free compressors and distinguished by high energy efficiency and environmental safety, received falling-film evaporators in addition to flooded models.
Variations and Adaptability of shell and tube heat exchangers
One of the significant advantages of these heat exchangers is their adaptability. They can be designed with multiple “passes,” meaning the tube-side fluid can flow through the tubes more than once, increasing the exchanger’s efficiency. The number of tubes, their layout, the type of shell, and even the materials used can all be adapted to suit specific process requirements. This makes the exchangers suitable for a wide range of applications, from petrochemical processes to HVAC systems to power generation.
Materials and Construction
Shell and tube heat exchangers can be constructed from a variety of materials depending on the application. Commonly used materials include stainless steel, copper, and titanium. The choice of materials depends on several factors, such as the types of fluids being processed, the operating temperatures and pressures, and the need for resistance to corrosion or other forms of degradation.
Operation and Maintenance
Shell and tube heat exchangers are renowned for their durability and ease of maintenance. Many designs allow for individual tubes to be replaced or cleaned, facilitating routine maintenance and minimizing downtime.
In the realm of heat transfer equipment, these exchangers stand as a versatile, efficient, and reliable choice, playing an essential role in numerous industrial sectors. Their design principles have stood the test of time, and ongoing developments continue to enhance their performance and adaptability.