Shell and tube heat exchangers are used in the refineries, chemical processing plants, gas plants and nuclear power plants.
This class of heat exchangers is designed to provide the maximum amount of surface area for heat exchange to occur. Because of the shell design, they are well suited for high-pressure applications. Fluid is passed through the tubes and another fluid is passed over the tubes to transfer the heat from one fluid to the other. Inlet and outlet configurations can be designed as specified for the customer's requirements.
We work with the following world-class manufacturers of shell and tube heat exchangers:
- Taylor Forge Engineered Systems recently opened a new fabrication facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma designed and constructed specifically for the manufacture of shell and tube heat exchangers. This new facility is staffed with some of the most experienced people in the industry and backed by Taylor Forge’s many years’ experience in the design and fabrication of heat exchangers and other critical service equipment. The latest software including HTRI and RCS is utilized for thermal and mechanical design. Our exchangers are designed and fabricated to TEMA, API and ASME standards. Materials of construction range from carbon steel to high nickel alloys such as Inconel and Hastelloy, and 9 Chrome. Taylor Forge fabricates exchangers from 6” to 120” diameter.
- SICES Group’s custom shell and tube heat exchangers are part of its equipment division. They manufacture a wide range of exchangers in fabrication facilities in Italy and Poland. Sices is a member of HTRI and designs and fabricates their exchangers to TEMA, API, ASME as well as many international standards. Sices specializes in high-pressure equipment and has experience with demanding codes such as API-934. They also have experience in a wide range of materials of construction. Sices’ facility on the Italian island of Sardinia offers ocean access and virtually unrestricted shipping capability. Larger equipment such as Texas Towers are fabricated in the Sardinia shop.
At R&H, we can cut through the clutter and assist you in sourcing your equipment efficiently and cost-effectively. Call today to see how we can assist you with your sourcing decisions.