Tube bundle heat exchangers are primarily suited for heat transfer between various liquids and gases with or without phase change. Excellent results have been obtained using water, thermal oil, wet steam etc. to warm or cool liquids and gases. The standard series consists of 6 sizes with heat transfer surfaces ranging from 0.5 to 500 m2.
Range of application
Tube bundle heat exchangers have a great versatility in their use and are applied in different branches of the industry, e.g.:
• Power station technics
• Machine industry
• Gear manufacturing
• Chemical Industry
• Process engineering
Design and Function
The heat exchangers consist basically of housing and tube bundle. The housing is a welded construction and includes all connecting, joining and fastening elements. The standard smooth tube to be installed is a two-way model. The exchanger design variation with U-tubes (U-design), the variation with the floating tube base (D-design) or with a fix compensator (K-design) all of them allow for large changes in length between the casing and the tube bundle due to heat expansion.
The following material combinations are possible (special materials on request):
Casing tube: Steel St37-2, St37-2 galvanised, stainless steel V2A/V4A
Lid: Steel St37-2, St37-2 coated with RILSAN, stainless steel V2A/V4A
Cooling tubes: SF-CU, CuZn20Al, CuNi10Fe, CuNi30Fe, stainless steel V2A/V4A
Tube bundle heat exchangers TIPO can duplicate any existing Bundle to include dimensions, materials and performance. We can build “U” tube bundles, straight tube “floating” tubesheet bundles, or we can retube fixed tubesheet heat exchangers when the bundle is not removable. Most bundles tend to be built with copper tubes and steel tubesheets. Tipo can offer a wide variety of materials, including: carbon steel, stainless steel, cupro-nickel, admiralty brass and many others. We also offer our special expedited shipment schedules for emergency replacement. Tipo can ship any copper or cupro-nickel bundle in one week or less.