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The chemical industry relies on exchangers that will prevent cross-contamination and are safe and corrosion resistant. For this reason, the engineers at Enerquip use their extensive industry knowledge to offer a wide variety of shell and tube heat exchangers, including straight-tube, U-tube and multi-pass exchangers. We also offer floating tubesheet models and bayonet heaters.

We work with our customers to customize heat exchangers to their specifications, taking into consideration cost, space constraints and corrosion resistance. Nearly all aspects of the shell and tube heat exchanger can be customized, from the number of tube passes to the size of the tubes themselves. They are also easy to clean, inspect and maintain, and can be designed with removable parts that are easy to replace. Sizes range from 2-inch to 54-inch diameters with tubes as long as 60 feet.

It is crucial that heat exchangers are up to industry code. All of our exchangers are ASME-certified and code stamped, built to TEMA standards, and can be designed to meet API-660 requirements. For the benefit of our API clients, our engineers are educated on the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry and can cater to specific requirements such as double tubesheet designs and high-purity surface finishes. We have in-house electropolishing and passivation capabilities, which allow us to meet these requirements in a timely manner.

We can help you find or customize exactly what you need for your operation, with lead times that are better than the industry standard. There are many ways we can customize your equipment to make it more efficient to use and easier to maintain. Contact one of our helpful heat exchanger experts for ideas, and check out our videos on our Resources page.

Enerquip Chemical Heat Exchanger Expertise

Our Exchangers in Chemical Industry Applications

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    Vapor Condensers

    Condensers use a medium such as air or water to absorb heat from a vapor. As the condensing medium begins to absorb the heat, the vapor’s temperature falls to its saturation point, at which point it condenses into a liquid. Our condensers are used in the petroleum and chemical industries to condense a variety of chemical vapors. Condensers are paramount in the chemical industry to ensure that dangerous chemicals are not released in the plant environment or atmosphere in a vapor state.

    Enerquip’s condensers allow chemical reactions or mixtures to take place without evaporating off all of the liquids. Instead, the moisture from that chemical batch can be repurposed or disposed of in a safe manner. Enerquip’s exchangers ensure an efficient condensation process.

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    Evaporators and Reboilers

    Most reboilers are made with shell and tube heat exchangers, which is why Enerquip is one of the leading partners in the chemical industry. Boiling liquid from the bottom of industrial distillation columns, reboilers generate vapors that are returned to the columns, driving distillation separation. The same heat from the reboiler at the bottom of the column is removed by the condenser at the top.

    This distilling process is regularly used in industries that refine oil, desalinate water, create liquor, beer and wine, and produce many chemical products used in homes and factories.

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    Air Preheaters are mainly used in fossil fuel power plants for boiler efficiency. Combustion air is heated up by the thermal energy of flue gas, enhancing the combustion process. The purpose of a Preheater is to recover the heat from the boiler flue gas, helping to increase thermal efficiency by reducing the heat lost in the flue gas.

    This also helps the plant have control over the temperature of gasses leaving their flue stack, helping them to meet emissions regulations.

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    Heat Recovery

    Implementing heat recovery exchangers in your production process will help increase plant efficiency and decrease your energy costs and carbon footprint.  Using recovery heat exchangers and transferring heat into other process areas is a basic method to increase production of the plant or decrease fuel consumption.

    When working with steam or hot water applications, economizers save energy by capturing waste heat from boiler gases and transferring it back into the boiler feed water.

Enerquip Product Offerings to the Chemical Markets

  • Enerquip’s design experts and engineers have experience in custom heat exchanger design in a wide variety of industries. When our off-the-shelf heat exchangers won’t work for you, you can count on Enerquip to bring you an optimal heat exchanger for your application with the fastest lead times in the industry.
  • Enerquip understands that a leaking heat exchanger tube bundle can result in contaminated product and costly down-time. That is why Enerquip stocks several sizes of replacement tube bundles and O-rings for immediate delivery. Enerquip can also supply replacement bundles for competitor’s heat exchangers, often faster than they can.
  • Enerquip has a line of commercial grade shell and tube heat exchangers for when your heating and cooling applications do not require sanitary surface finishes.
  • In certain situations, a typical shell and tube heat exchanger is too large or doesn’t support the type or volume of product you need heated or cooled. In these situations, a compact shell and tube heat exchanger can offer a tremendous advantage
  • In addition to the many styles of shell and tube heat exchangers Enerquip offers, we also provide a line of bayonet heaters. Designed to efficiently heat entire tanks of fluid, our bayonet heaters efficiently transfer heat to large quantities of liquids, making them cost-effective for temperature regulation of process solutions, oils, and more.

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