Water Cooled Exchangers
Water-cooled heat exchangers have two independent circuits, one for the process and one for the service media. They work by removing unwanted heat from a process and transfer it to the service media typically a water or water/glycol stream. Using water cooled heat exchangers allows the process to be cooled to temperatures not achievable by air cooled heat exchangers which are limited by the ambient climatic conditions. Also, water cooled heat exchangers are a lot more efficient in transferring/removing unwanted heat from one media to the next compared to air-cooled heat exchangers.
There are a few different types of water-cooled heat exchangers, each having their own pros and cons for the various applications/industries they’re used in. The three categories are as follows:
- Shell and Tube – the widest range of applications and capabilities
- Plate Style – most efficient and most compact
- Spiral – Tubular Type – Efficient, Ideal for lower volume with high-pressure applications
All three categories above can handle various types of applications such as heating, cooling, condensing, and vaporizing liquids, gases, and vapors. Based on the application one can be more beneficial than the others depending on the specific design and customer’s needs.
We offer a wide range of both standard and custom configurations in order to suit the needs of our customers, providing the best possible heat exchanger selection for each application.
Common applications water cooled heat exchangers are used in but not limited to:
- Oil Cooling
- Process Liquid Cooling
- Water/Glycol Cooling
- Steam Condensing
- Gas Cooling
Not only do we offer heat exchangers for new applications we also offer solutions for existing equipment. Is your heat exchanger not performing as well as it used to? Chances are it is fouled out internally and needs to be cleaned, We can help! Has your heat exchanger failed? We can offer thermal and/or mechanical replacements.
Give us a call, our experts are readily available to assist you with your current/ future applications.