Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Overview

A shell and tube heat exchanger is a class of heat exchanger designs. It is the most common type of heat exchanger in oil refineries and other large chemical processes, and is suited for higher-pressure applications. As its name implies, this type of heat exchanger consists of a shell (a large pressure vessel) with a bundle of tubes inside it. One fluid runs through the tubes, and another fluid flows over the tubes (through the shell) to transfer heat between the two fluids. The set of tubes is called a tube bundle, and may be composed by several types of tubes: plain, longitudinally finned, etc.

Operating pressure: for tubes 150 PSI.
Operating pressure: for shell 300 PSI.
Maximum Operating temperature: 300 °F.

Heat Exchangers:
Can be customized to meet requirement.
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Standard Construction Material and Ratings

Standard Model AB Series SAB and SSAE Series* SAE Series STS Series EAB Series
Shell Brass Steel Steel 316 Stainless Steel Steel
Tubes Cooper Cooper Cooper 316 Stainless Steel 90/10 Copper Nickel
Battle Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium 316 Stainless Steel Aluminum
Integral End Hub Forged Brass Forged Brass Forged Brass 316 Stainless Steel Forged Brass
End Bonnets Cast Iron Cast Iron Cast Iron 316 Stainless Steel Cast Iron
Mounting Brackets Steel Steel Steel Steel Steel
Gaskets Hypalon Composite Hypalon Composite Hypalon Composite Hypalon Composite High Temp Gasket
Expansion Bellows - - - - Stainless Steel