Our stainless steel custom vapor condensers are designed and manufactured with the utmost care and attention to detail. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to produce durable, efficient condensers that meet all of your heating and cooling needs.
Our engineers have the expertise, ASME Code and TEMA knowledge, and industry experience to design condensers for even the toughest applications, process requirements, and size limitations. Whatever your requirements for a vapor condenser may be, we have a solution that fits your needs.
Enerquip’s Custom Vapor Condensers
Vapor condensers work by cooling a vapor to the point where it condenses back into a liquid. This is achieved by passing the vapor through a heat exchanger, where it comes into contact with a cooler surface, typically a tube or a series of tubes. The cooler surface causes the vapor to lose heat, and as a result, it begins to condense back into a liquid.
The condensed liquid then flows out of the heat exchanger and is collected in a separate container, while any remaining vapor is released into the atmosphere or directed back into the process from which it originated.
Vapor condensers are used in a wide range of industries, such as power generation, renewable fuel, chemical processing, refrigeration, cannabis, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals, to recover valuable products or to reduce emissions of harmful gases into the atmosphere.
There are different types of vapor condensers, but the most common shell-and-tube condensers include the following.
Solvent Recovery Condensers
Whether you are trying to control emissions or recover valuable solvents, Enerquip can provide a vertical or inclined horizontal condenser that will achieve your objectives, under vacuum or pressure conditions.
Most are designed to mount directly on a tank or reactor vent flange, with vapors rising up through the tubes, condensing, and the condensate dripping back down into the tank. This is achieved with coolant on the shell side, which cools the tube walls, causing condensation of the vapor. These can also be designed as stand-alone condensers mounted vertically or horizontally.
Knock-back Condensers / Cold Trap Condensers
These are typically designed as vertical U-tube units with a removable tube bundle hanging down into the shell. Vapors enter the shell, make contact with the tube bundle and condense out, with the condensate draining out the bottom of the shell. These can be designed with an extended shell section to collect the condensate away from the tube bundle.
Enerquip sanitary condensers have polished product contact surfaces and sanitary tri-clamp connections designed to ASME-BPE to ensure purity of your product stream during condensing, typically on the tube side of the exchanger. Available in single and double tubesheet designs. Electro-polished tube-side finish is available as an option on 304L or 316L SS. Other materials of construction are available, including Hastelloy C-276 and C-22.
Terpene & Oil Condensers
Enerquip has become a leading provider of condensers to the essential oils and CBD processing industries. Our sanitary design experience and ASME certifications ensure product quality and all safety requirements are met under the extreme temperature and pressure conditions found in these applications.
Customizing Your Vapor Condenser
At Enerquip, customization is almost endless.
Sizes: Up to 48” diameter (or larger depending on weight)
Styles: U-tube, Straight tube, Single-pass or Multi-pass configurations
Materials: 304 SS, 316L SS, Duplex, Hastelloy & AL6XN
Standards: TEMA, ASME, 3-A, PED and CRN
- Electro-polished Tube Side Surfaces
- Passivation of Tube Side Surfaces
- Sight Glasses
- Level Gauge Ports
- CIP Spray Ball Assemblies
- Condensate Collection Sumps/Chamber