Shell and tube heat exchanger is composed of shell, heat transfer tube bundle, tube sheet, baffle plate and channel. Several baffles are usually installed in the shell. The baffle can increase the fluid velocity on the shell side, forcing the fluid to pass through the tube bundle multiple times in a prescribed way, and enhance the fluid turbulence degree. The heat exchange tubes can be arranged in equilateral triangle or square on the tube sheet. The equilateral triangle arrangement is relatively compact, the turbulent degree of fluid outside the tube is high, and the heat transfer coefficient is large; the square arrangement makes the tube easy to clean and suitable for the fluid which is easy to scale.
Configuration depends on each process requirements. Main consideration for the design should be fluid involved, corrosion potential, problems of cleaning, pressure drop, heat transfer efficiency, tubes usually 20 ft. and 20ft.
Shell and tube heat exchanger is dividing wall type heat exchanger, the fluid channel formed in the heat exchange tube is called the tube side, and the fluid channel formed outside the heat exchange tube is called the shell side. When the tube side and the shell side pass through two different temperature fluids respectively, the higher-temperature fluid transmits heat to the lower-temperature fluid through the heat exchange tube wall, the higher-temperature fluid is cooled while the lower-temperature fluid is heated, thus realizing the purpose of two-fluid heat exchange process.
The advantages of our shell and tube heat exchanger are as follows: compact and reasonable structure, high heat exchange efficiency, high temperature and high pressure resistance, long service life;smooth inner wall and poor adhesion which is not easy to scale. Please do not hesitate to contact us for stock and quotation.
Basic types of shell and tube heat exchangers are Fixed Tube Sheet, Floating Head,U-Tube.
U - tube Heat Exchanger