Category: Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Solutions

Tips for preventing food recalls from your production facility

Food safety often depends on sanitary processing equipment.

A few aspects of this are ensuring your process is designed to prevent and detect potential contamination and that your equipment is adequate for the job and thoroughly cleaned.

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Prevent raw milk contamination through pasteurization

Milk should be pasteurized to ensure it's safe to consume.

As more consumers seek out raw milk, instances of foodborne illness linked to raw milk consumption are going up.

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3 shell and tube heat exchanger features that affect shell-side pressure drop

Tube configuration, shell type and baffle spacing all impact the shell-side pressure drop.

Pressure drop is one of the most important design considerations before fabricating a shell and tube heat exchanger.

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Shell-side fluid challenges: Increasing the pressure drop

A smaller shell diameter can increase shell-side pressure drop.

When the pressure drop is well below the allowable maximum, the heat exchanger may not be reaching its full heat transfer rate potential.

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Metal expansion bellows vs. packed expansion joints

Expansion joints are designed to reduce the impact of thermal stress.

Two of the most common types of expansion joints are metal expansion bellows (sometimes called packless expansion joints) and packed slip expansion joints.

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Helpful details to consider when selecting a heat transfer fluid

Corrosive heat transfer fluids are often allocated to the tubeside because tube bundles are more easily replaced than shells.

Choosing the right heat transfer fluid for your operation involves many considerations. Here are some key details to know about HTFs.

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Horizontal vs. vertical baffles: Which to choose for your shell and tube heat exchanger

Baffle orientation plays a large role in determining heat transfer rate and pressure drop.

Defining the flow path is critical to the effectiveness of heat transfer and is highly variable. Baffle orientation has a major effect on these factors.

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3 methods of making cannabis concentrate to consider

Cannabis concentrates provide numerous benefits to medical marijuana patients.

Cannabis extraction is done in a number of ways. Three of the most common solvents are butane, ethanol and supercritical CO2.

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Enerquip helps design a fountain that flows during freezing temperatures

A shell and tube heat exchanger ensures water in this Tennessee fountain stays warm enough to flow in all temperature conditions.

Enerquip worked with Signature Fountains to create the perfect solution to this credit union’s fountain dilemma.

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3 types of mechanical failures in shell and tube heat exchangers and how to prevent them

A bellows style expansion joint can help prevent damage due to thermal stress.

Mechanical failure can appear in several different forms, each with its own symptoms and consequences.

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