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Heat Exchangers as Hot Water Heaters

One of the most common uses of shell and tube heat exchangers is for the production of hot water. Water heating is an integral part of any industrial operation, so it is important to make sure you employ the proper solution for your plant. Hot water is necessary to ensure safety, sanitation, and continued operations in any commercial facility.

From flush stations in chemical plants to sanitation faucets in restaurants, hot water is an integral part of any industry. Water heaters rely on heat exchangers to transfer thermal energy from a heating solution to increase the temperature of water. To do this, cold water is sent through the tube side of the exchanger while steam or hot thermal oil is sent through the shell side of the exchanger.

In any water heating application, it is important to have the right components for your system to keep the heating process efficient and not lose thermal energy. With a wide variety of standard sizes to choose from, our experts can help you determine which size works best for your water pump. If one of our off-the-shelf models is not right for you, we can help you design a custom exchanger to fit your needs, saving you time and keeping your energy waste to a minimum.

Pure Water Heating & Cooling
in the Personal Care Industry

Pure Water heating and cooling is vital to maintaining the quality and purity of personal care products. Essential for the safe and effective operation of the manufacturing plant, our experts can ensure your company has the right shell & tube exchangers for sanitary pure water.

In the personal care industry, pure water is used for the preparation of products typically to be used topically or by ingestion, and for the cleaning of those product-contact components.

Because water is prone to endotoxins and microorganisms, equipment and procedures used to create and store pure water must be designed and fabricated to minimize contamination. The most common preparation techniques of pure water is distillation and reverse osmosis.

In the distillation process, water goes to a still where it is heated until it is a vapor, stripping it of its heavier ions, particles, and endotoxins. That vapor is then passed through a series of tubes and recondensed back into its liquid form, becoming pure water.

Enerquip’s shell and tube heat exchangers can also be used to create clean steam, which can then be condensed and treated as pure water.

In the reverse osmosis process, pretreated water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane. The pores in the membrane filter dissolved ions, salts, and organic compounds. Because the membranes can foul easily, it is important to ensure proper pressure and flow rates across membranes.

Once pure water is made, it is important that it is either used immediately or stored properly. Proper storing of pure water includes keeping it in motion and at high temperatures of around 90 degrees.  Shell and tube heat exchangers play a crucial role in maintaining even temperature of pure water for storing and keeping it in motion. They are also used for heating the water up to 185F during recirculation to prevent any contaminants like micro-organisms from forming, and then to cool the water back down to the optimum temperature for storage.

Our highly polished, stainless steel exchangers help to ensure there is no contamination in the system, preventing build up and cross-contamination, and allowing for proper draining.

Choosing the right equipment to deliver pure water ensures the desired flow and temperature at the point of use.

WFI Heating & Cooling in the
Pharmaceutical Industry

Uncompromised Water for Injection (WFI) heating and cooling is vital to maintaining the quality and purity of pharmaceutical products. Our experts can ensure your company has the right shell & tube exchangers for this critical element of the safe and effective operation of the manufacturing plant.

In the pharmaceutical industry, water for Injection is a sterile, non-pyrogenic distilled water used for the preparation of products typically to be used intravenously or by injection and for the cleaning of those product-contact components.

Once processed, water for injection must meet all of the chemical requirements for purified water as well as bacterial endotoxin specifications.

Because water is prone to endotoxins and microorganisms, equipment and procedures used to create and store water for injection must be designed and fabricated to minimize contamination. The most common preparation techniques of water for injection is distillation and reverse osmosis.

In the distillation process, water goes to a still where it is heated until it is a vapor, stripping it of its heavier ions, particles, and endotoxins. That vapor is then passed through a series of tubes and recondensed back into its liquid form, becoming water for injection.

Enerquip’s shell and tube heat exchangers are pitched to encourage gravity draining of both sides of the unit, making sure proper draining of the unit occurs between each recondensation process.

In the reverse osmosis process, pretreated water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane. The pores in the membrane filter dissolved ions, salts, and organic compounds. Because the membranes can foul easily, it is important to ensure proper pressure and flow rates across membranes.

Once water for injection is made, it is important that it is either used immediately or stored properly. Proper storing of WFI includes keeping it in motion and at high temperatures of around 90 degrees. Our shell and tube heat exchangers play a crucial role in maintaining even temperature of WFI for storing and keeping it in motion.  They are also used for heating the WFI up to 185F during recirculation to prevent any contaminants like micro-organisms from forming, and then to cool the WFI back down to the optimum temperature for storage.

Our highly polished, stainless steel exchangers help to ensure there is no contamination in the system, preventing build up and cross-contamination, and allowing for proper draining.

Choosing the right equipment to deliver WFI ensures the desired flow and temperature at the point of use.

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