Basco Type 500 – In Stock at Mahan’s Thermal Products

Our Basco Type 500 remains the industry standard in ultimate value and long-term reliability. This proven fixed tubesheet shell and tube heat exchanger offers the cost effectiveness that comes with having a highly standard design, while easily providing for various options to meet specific customer requirements.


  • Pre-engineered components
  • Many readily available designs
  • Available in straight tube or u-tube bundles; removable and non-removable


Sizes:3″ to 12″ diameter; 14″ to 120″ length
Shells:Carbon Steel or 304 Stainless Steel
Tubes:1/4″, 3/8″ or 5/8″ diameter tubes available in Copper, Admiralty, 90/10 CuNi, or 304 S/S.
Straight tube or U-Tube configurations
Baffles:Precision punched Carbon Steel, Brass
or 304 S/S
Heads:Cast heads available in iron, 304 S/S, or bronze;
Fabricated heads available in Steel, 304 S/S, or 90/10 CuNi.
Flow:Available in 1-pass, 2-pass, and 4-pass designs
Codes:Commercial Standard (non-code)

Basco Type 500 heat exchangers are manufactured in our ISO 9001 certified Buffalo, NY facility and our Suzhou China facility. API Heat Transfer employs Demand Flow Technology (DFT) manufacturing processes where finished goods are made “on-demand” from components and in-line support machining centers. API Heat Transfer has invested heavily in DFT and embraces the superior quality, improved workflow and cost controls inherent in DFT manufacturing.

Basco Type 500


  • Compressor Systems
  • Lube Oil Consoles
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Stationary Engines
  • Turbine
  • Marine Applications
  • Paint Systems
  • Air Dryers
  • Vapor Recovery Systems

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