Category: Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Solutions

Choosing between a straight tube and a U-tube design

It's important to know the benefits of both straight tube and U-tube designs when manufacturing a shell and tube heat exchanger.

One decision every manufacturer will have to make is whether it will be a straight tube or a U-tube exchanger.

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Shell and tube heat exchangers used for waste heat recovery

Many plants are recovering wasted energy from exhaust gas and steam.

Waste heat recovery has been a topic of concern for large-scale industrial companies for several decades.

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Food and beverage industry will have to adjust to new rules

It's crucial that everyone in the food processing supply chain know where the products they work with are coming from and where they are going.

Last year, a five-year-old piece of legislation made some big strides. The U.S Food and Drug Administration decided to begin implementing the rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act, with the final rules going into effect on August 31.

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Chemical cleaning and hydroblasting: 2 ways to clean your heat exchanger’s tubes

Using mild acids is one way to remove debris and buildup inside tubes.

Though the oil and gas industry may be far from the food and beverage industry, the two have at least one thing in common: the shell and tube heat exchangers that help prepare products for sale to consumers must be in top condition.

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Tight crude oil can cause fouling in shell and tube heat exchangers

The U.S. leads the market in tight crude oil, but the refining process proves to be hard on shell and tube heat exchangers.

Unexpected fouling is an especially harmful problem that is becoming more common among facilities refining light tight crude oil.

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How to prepare to clean a shell and tube heat exchanger

Knowing when the best time to clean your shell and tube heat exchanger is crucial to minimize loss.

As most manufacturers who work with shell and tube heat exchangers know, fouling can be detrimental to an operation.

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Choosing an exchanger bonnet style: part 1

Choosing the right channel box is an important first step in fabricating a shell and tube heat exchanger.

There are many configurations shell and tube heat exchangers can come in.

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Designing a shell and tube heat exchanger

Having a well-designed shell and tube heat exchanger is important to industry operations.

Shell and tube heat exchangers are in integral part of many operations.

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Maintaining your shell and tube heat exchanger

Most municipal water is safe for heat exchangers as long as it has a neutral pH balance and is free of contaminates.

Your shell and tube heat exchanger could be one of the most important pieces of equipment in your business.

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The problems maldistribution causes and how to prevent them

Maldistribution commonly  leads to tube pullout, equipment damage and contamination.

When processing liquids in a shell and tube heat exchanger, it is critical that everything is in order. If a small part of the exchanger is broken, flawed or contaminated, the entire batch of liquid will not be suitable for consumption.

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