Shell & Tube
Shell and tube heat exchangers in their various construction modifications are probably the most widespread and commonly used basic heat exchanger configuration in the process industries.
The shell and tube heat exchanger provides a comparatively large ratio of heat transfer area to volume and weight. It provides this surface in a form which is relatively easy to construct in a wide range of sizes and which is mechanically rugged enough to withstand normal shop fabrication stresses, shipping and field erection stresses and normal operating conditions. There are many modifications of the basic configuration, which can be used to provide solutions to special problems.
The shell and tube heat exchanger can be reasonably easily cleaned, and those components most subject to failure such as gaskets and tubes, can be easily replaced.
Bkt Fraser Thermal Technology Sdn Bhd has been involved in the design and fabrication of new shell and tube heat exchangers and replacement units since the company was first established.