A tubular heat exchanger is any type of shell and tube, or U-tube style bundle where tubing is used as the medium for heat transfer. Typically, the process fluid (steam, hot water, oil, etc.) resides on the shell side of the heat exchanger. The cooling water, usually supplied from a cooling tower or other water source, generally runs on the tube side. This design allows the heat exchanger to be easily taken apart to clean the tubes, without disturbing the process fluids.
Contact us, or call us at 800-356-1932 for more immediate attention, with the model of your equipment so that we can better assist you in the repairs of your condenser, evaporator, or heat exchanger. It is also possible to upgrade your tubes to even greater expand your equipment's efficiency. It is also possible to increase your heat exchanger tubes' efficiency by increasing the fins per inch, or I.D. rifling grooves to gain more surface area and pressure drop by keeping fluids in the tube longer.