7 Ways Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers Outperform Plate & Frame

Plate and frame and shell and tube designs stand out as the two most prevalent heat exchangers, offering versatile solutions for heating or cooling products during processing. The fundamental principle of heat exchangers involves the transfer of heat between two media, facilitated by tubes or plates. Despite the effectiveness of both designs, shell and tube […]

The Art and Science of Film Temperature to Achieve Goldilocks Efficiency

Understanding film temperature is pivotal when delving into the intricacies of heat transfer, particularly in situations where fluids are involved. This blog post aims to unravel the importance of film temperature in various heat transfer processes. Join us as we delve into the essence of film temperature—what it is, why it holds significance, and the […]

Unique Process Conditions for Plant-Based Milk Production

In recent years, the demand for plant-based milk alternatives has skyrocketed, transcending beyond vegan and dietary-conscious consumers. And while this “milk” isn’t really milk, but more of a plant juice, their popularity continues to rise. In 2020, approximately 35% of American households embraced plant-based milk, and this trend continues to surge. While plant-based milk options […]

Decoding the Delicate Balance of Sizing Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

When it comes to optimizing shell and tube heat exchangers, a multitude of factors comes into play. These elements wield significant influence over not just the size of the exchanger but also its performance, efficiency, and overall cost. Think of it as a delicate equilibrium, where variables such as heat transfer rates, fluid flow velocities, […]

How Snow Melt Coils Provide Efficient Melting in Slush Pits

Snow melt coils, also known as snow melting systems or heating coils, are commonly used to melt snow on parking lots and sidewalks. A less common, but practical use, is for melting ice and slush in slush pits outside large ice areas. Slush pits are typically designed to collect melted snow and ice from ice […]

Insulation Jackets: Enhancing Efficiency and Performance of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers are vital components in various industries, efficiently transferring thermal energy between two fluid streams. Among the different types, shell and tube heat exchangers are commonly used due to their versatility and reliability. To optimize their performance and reduce energy loss, insulation jackets play a crucial role. Here, we’ll explore the significance of insulation […]

Discover the Hidden Brilliance of Metal Surfaces: Unleash the Power of Electropolishing

Many types of high-quality metal components benefit from electropolishing. This electrochemical finishing process is used to create smooth, ultra-clean surfaces that perform better and last longer. To help you determine if electropolishing is the right treatment option for your needs, this blog will discuss how the process works, as well as its key benefits and […]

How to Install an Enerquip Bundle into its Shell [Video]

Ensuring safety is paramount when changing out a tube bundle in your shell and tube heat exchanger. It is crucial to use the appropriate techniques and tools to prevent damage to yourself and the unit. In this informative video, we will guide you through the simple steps to safely and effectively change out the bundle. […]

Plant Steam vs. Culinary Steam vs. Pure Steam. What’s the difference?

In order to optimize efficiency and safety in production processes, many industries rely on shell and tube heat exchangers to transfer heat from one place to another. As you review your process requirements, a water source is often a top consideration and factor based on the product running through the shell and tube heat exchanger. […]