Condenser & Chiller Inc
Condenser & Chiller Services provides complete shell and tube heat exchanger support
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Retubing

  • Tube expanding the 3,000 new copper tubes on a 3,700 Ton York OM machine
  • Heat exchanger retubed and installed.
    Heat exchanger retubed and installed.
  • Retubing a York condenser that ruptured all these tubes from a severe freeze.
    Retubing a York condenser that ruptured all these tubes from a severe freeze.

Condenser & Chiller Services specializes in retubing Centrifugal chillers, Screw Chillers, Absorbers, U-tube steam bundles and heat exchangers for all types of equipment. We service equipment from most major manufacturers.

Over the last 30 years, we have retubed centrifugal chillers up to 12,000 tons and reciprocating condensers as small as 20 tons. We retube water tube boilers such as Ajax, Rite and Thermo-Pak, We retube ammonia evaporators for ice rinks and cold storage facilities, surface condensers, and more. Since 1985, we have installed over 3 million replacement tubes in all sizes, shapes and alloys.


In the past, most centrifugal, absorption, and reciprocating condenser and evaporator vessels were constructed using prime surface and 19 FPI (fins per inch) copper tubing. Today's technology allows us to retube your unit and install newer high efficiency tubes with the same wall thickness but with 25-50% more surface area. When we retube a machine, we always try to upgrade it for you to provide more efficiency by specifying the highest possible FPI.  Internal enhancements also improve heat transfer as it forces the water to spin thru the tubes creating a higher pressure drop across the heat exchanger.  

We can provide internally and externally enhanced tubes in several alloys.

We carry an extensive inventory of Cal-Fin tubes, and can furnish any tube configuration you desire in a range of alloy materials. All materials meet commercial ASME B111, B543, B359, B-338 and Navy Mil-T22214 and Mil-T15005 specifications.

Contact Condenser & Chiller Services today for more information or to schedule your retube service.  Or, call us today at 800-356-1932