Standard heat exchanger for proven reliability and cost effectiveness

Finding the right heat exchanger for the right application takes time. Choose the proven reliability and cost effectiveness of a commercial standard design.

When it comes to heat transfer process applications, finding the right balance of suitability for the cost effectiveness and duty of the equipment is vital. Many times, considerations such as the fluid properties, fouling, temperature approach, and capital costs dictate the final decision.

Finding the right heat exchanger for the right application is a process that takes time and requires careful analysis. There are several deciding factors one must keep in mind before beginning to narrow in on the appropriate heat exchanger specifications.

For cost-conscious users, a commercial standard shell & tube heat exchanger offers the reliability and proven performances that comes with a standard design. Capable of handling a wide variety of pressures and temperatures, and meeting a great range of specific consumer requirements, commercial standard heat exchangers have proven their reliability and performance in numerous applications.

Superior Quality & Reliability

The sturdiness and versatility of commercial standard shell & tube heat exchangers make them appropriate for most heat transfer process applications.

  • Rugged shell, available in carbon steel or stainless steel;
  • Standard heavy stamped steel brackets. They can be rotated and reversed for a variety of mounting needs;
  • Roller expanded tubes: available in stainless steel, copper, titanium, and admiralty. Controlled pressure methods are used to ensure a proper bond;
  • Precision punched baffles for circulation effectiveness;
  • Thick carbon/steel/stainless steel or 90/10 CuNi tubesheets that are welded to the shell with precision holes for proper fit;
  • Superior quality bonnets: available in cast iron, bronze, or stainless steel.


Typical Applications

The standard design ensures optimum performance. Designed using superior quality equipment, commercial standard shell & tube heat exchangers have proven their reliability and suitability in countless heat process applications.

  • Compressor Systems;
  • Lube Oil Consoles;
  • Hydraulic Systems;
  • Engine Jacket Water;
  • Marine Applications;
  • Steam/Water to Water Heating or Cooling;
  • Plastic Molding Machines;
  • Turbine;
  • Air Dryers;
  • Paint Systems


At Mahan’s Thermal Products, you can find an extensive line of API Heat Transfer’s Basco Type 500 commercial standard models. As one of the best designs in the industry, API commercial standard heat shell and tube heat exchangers have increased corrosion resistance, maximum obtainment of tube quantity in a given diameter, and lower entrance velocity and pressure drop.

The Type 500 line is designed to provide optimum service performance at minimum cost. Available in a wide variety of materials, they are engineered to meet even the highest requirements, as well as international pressure codes.

Finding the right heat transfer equipment for the right job is not as easy as it sounds. With a commercial standard shell and tube heat exchanger, you will have a versatile apparatus suitable for a wide range of applications.

Check our selection of commercial standard 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.