Heat Exchanger Material Selection Based on Common Criteria

With so many factors to consider in choosing a material for your shell and tube heat exchanger, you may have a lot of questions. To start, you’ll need to decide which criteria are most critical to your operation. Criteria like: thermal efficiency cost availability corrosion resistance cleanability durability You can then weigh the pros and […]

Understanding Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers are versatile pieces of equipment designed for use in a variety of applications and industries. These integral heating system elements work as part of an industrial heating system to regulate the temperature of viscous fluids, like oil and asphalt.  While they come in a number of different styles and designs, including bayonet immersion […]

Standards for Sanitary & High-Purity Processing Equipment

Understanding Sanitary Standards It is important to understand the standards and code requirements that apply to processing equipment. And as industries grow and evolve, more regulation is sure to follow. It’s wise to get ahead of the curve, by designing in features that are preferred by the FDA and other state and federal agencies upfront. […]

Process Cooling: The Salsa Cooling Challenge

A custom heat exchanger design allows a salsa manufacturer to effectively complete process cooling of the product and expeditiously clean-in-place between batches and shifts. California-based Southwest Thermal Technology was approached by one of its OEM customers to provide a shell-and-tube cooler to chill a client’s salsa prior to bottling. The request was more challenging than […]

What Type of Industrial Heat Exchanger Do You Need?

Industrial heat exchangers can be used for a variety of purposes in a number of industries. Most often, they are used for heating viscous fluids and materials, and they’re incorporated as a component of a larger industrial heating system. Curious about your options when it comes to industrial heat exchangers? Whether you’re in the market […]