Shell and Tube design is one of the most common types of exchangers used in heat transfer.
Typically used in applications when a process requires large amounts of fluid to be heated or cooled. As a result of their design, shell tube heat exchangers offer a large surface area and thus high heat transfer efficiency.
There are many different types or designs of shell and tube heat exchangers to meet various process requirements in almost every industry. Shell and Tube heat exchangers can provide reliable heat transfer by utilizing multiple passes of one or both fluids. One (1), two (2) and four (4) pass models are usually the standard, however multi-pass custom models are available.
Shell and Tube heat exchangers use baffles on the shell-side fluid to accomplish mixing or turbulence. Without the use of baffles, the fluid can become stagnant in certain parts of the shell. If you have any questions about how shell and u-tube heat exchangers will benefit your application please contact us: 1-888-226-8522