Condenser tubes are specifically designed to efficiently condense process fluid off of the outside of the tube. This application is widespread in heat exchangers, from being part of a condenser and evaporator refrigeration cycle in a chiller, to condensing steam in surface condensers, and everything in between. These tubes are commonly manufactured with an O.D. of 5/8", 3/4", and 1". Some applications, particularly ammonia chillers, use larger O.D. tubes than these. Condenser tubes can also be internally and externally enhanced to further increase their efficiency.
Condenser and Chiller Services stocks replacement tubes in their prime surface form in a variety of different alloys, as well as pre-finned tubes for use in almost any application. Our service department can also install replacement tubes at our Chino, CA facility, or on-site depending on the unit that requires repair.
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 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.