Shell & Tube Exchangers: budget friendly equipment for cost-conscious buyers

Discover our wide range of shell and tube exchangers suitable for nearly every industry. Enjoy the flexibility, performance, and ease of maintenance of shell and tube exchangers without the high costs,

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When it comes to heat exchangers, there are several types you can choose from. There is the plate heat exchanger, the air cooled heat exchanger or the regenerative heat exchanger. They all have their benefits and liabilities and are far more accurate than their predecessor.

But, if you own an equipment, which is less costly, but nonetheless able to provide the maximum heat transfer surface per given shell and tube size, there is the shell and tube heat exchanger. Sturdy and versatile, it can cover a wide range of applications.

Shell and tube heat exchangers have been used for more than 150 years in almost every industrial application, including chemical process industries. Probably the best-known and understood heat exchanger, the shell and tube design is widely popular, mostly for its versatility in terms of types of services.

Shell and tube heat exchanger for design flexibility

Shell and tube heat exchangers come in many variations that are able to meet process requirements in almost every industry or application. Its design consists of a shell, or a large pressure vessel, with a bundle of tubes inside it. One fluid runs through the tubes, and the other one flows over the tubes, through the shell, to transfer heat between the two fluids.

The shell and tube heat exchanger is a highly efficient and reliable heat exchanger. They have the ability to transfer large amounts of heat, without the costs of other more complex designs. Shell and tube heat exchangers can provide large amounts of effective tube surface, while minimizing the requirements for floor space, liquid volume, and weight.

Strong, efficient, reliable, and versatile, shell and tube heat exchangers are able to handle a wide range of pressure and temperature requirements. For cost-conscious buyers, shell and tube heat exchangers are less expensive than other heat exchangers, but highly efficient.

Key functions & advantages

Discover the advantages shell and tube heat exchangers hold over other types of heat exchangers:

  • Less costly than plate heat or air cooled heat exchangers;
  • Versatile: they are suitable for a large range of industrial and domestic applications;
  • Provide the maximum heat transfer surface per given shell and tube size;
  • Ease of maintenance: cleaning and repair are relatively easy;
  • Condensation or boiling heat transfer can be accommodated in either the tubes or the shell;
  • The orientation can be either vertical or horizontal;
  • Sturdy construction: they can be used in systems with higher operating temperatures and pressures.

 

Applications

The design of shell and tube heat exchangers makes it a great cooling solution for most hydraulic fluids and oil engines. As a result, typical industrial applications for our shell and tube heat exchangers include:

  • Oil and gas processing applications;
  • Waste heat recovery;
  • Turbine compressor;
  • Steam heating;
  • Nuclear plants;
  • Other high-pressure applications, such as juice pasteurizers or fermented wash heaters.

Shell and tube heat exchangers are also used to cool nuclear plants to a desire level of heat.

As an experienced thermal systems provider serving the industrial market, Mahan’s Thermal Products has been selling shell and tube heat exchangers for more than 45 years.

Our shell and tube heat exchangers benefit from a flexible and versatile design, which makes them suitable for a wide range of applications, from oil refineries to other large chemical processes.

Our shell and tube heat exchangers have been carefully selected to meet the highest standard of performance, design flexibility, and sturdiness. Made from rugged materials, they can withstand physical abuse and have a larger lifespan than most heat exchangers.

Finding the right heat exchanger for the right application is not as easy as it sounds. With a shell and tube heat exchanger, you will have flexible equipment, suitable for a wide range of applications.

Feel free to check our complete line of shell and tube heat exchangers.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts will help you find the solution you are looking for.