Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
Inline cooling or heating of low to medium viscous products
Shell and Tube Heat exchanger
Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers are used for inline cooling or heating of low to medium viscous products. The heat exchangers consists of a bundle of small tubes within a large cylinder (or shell).
Options and applications
The shell and tube heat exchangers are available in several sizes. Next to that we can offer different options.
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- 13m² heated surface
- 26m² heated surface
- 39m² heated surface
- Shell and tube heat exchanger combination
- Custom made shell and tube heat exchangers
- Various elastomers (Silicone, Viton, HNBR, PTFE, EPDM)
- Various material choices (SS304, SS316, Duplex, SMO254, Hastelloy)
Soups and sauces
Mechanically Deboned Meat
How a Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger works
Through these tubes a product is pumped, where through the shell the heating or cooling medium is pumped in a counterflow. The mediums which can be used are: steam, hot water, ice water or glycol.
Inspection & maintenance
The Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers are fully made out of stainless steel, which make them suitable to use in hygienic applications like the food industry. Next to that, the heat exchangers are easily cleanable and drainable.
Because there are no moving parts, the machine is easy and cheap in maintenance. The tubes can also be easily inspected, because of two lids on both sides of the heat exchanger.
Processing high viscous products?
The Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers can be used for processing low to medium viscous products. When the viscosity of the product is too high, the tubes can become clogged which stops the flow and the heat transfer.
For heating and cooling products with higher viscosities, you’ll need a Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger. Gpi has its own Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger in its product portfolio. Please take a look at the Kelstream Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger.