Do you need heat exchangers for your business? Heat exchangers have many uses across a wide variety of industries, and there is a good chance you have applications that require them.
What Do Heat Exchangers Do?
Quite simply, a heat exchanger transfers heat from one material to another. This means you can use heat exchangers to cool down hot liquid for chilling purposes, to heat up cold liquid for heat recovery, to cool down hot air as in a condenser or to get hot air from cold air as in a heater or dryer.
How Do Heat Exchangers Work?
Different heat exchangers work in different ways. For example, finned tube heat exchangers and air-cooled heat exchangers work by flowing liquid into tubes and letting gas flow around the tubes to cool down the fluid. Shell and tube heat exchangers also pass fluid through tubes, but the tubes are encased in a metal shell, and the pumped-in gas flows around the tubes inside that shell. A plate and frame heat exchanger passes the fluids through a series of compacted side-by-side plates.
What Are Heat Exchangers Used For?
Which heat exchanger type you will use will depend in large part on what you are using the exchanger for. Finned tube heat exchangers are used most frequently when you have processes that create hot gas exhaust, for heat recovery. Air-cooled heat exchangers are popular for processes like steam cooling, textiles processing and grain drying.
Shell and tube heat exchangers tend to be found in high-pressure applications. They can also be useful in situations where the hot gasses involved in the process may be dangerous to people or the environment. The metal shell can serve as an essential containment and safety measure.
Plate and frame systems are best for liquid-to-liquid applications, especially in situations like cooling oils with water since you cannot mix the two.
Why Choose Fluid Aire Dynamics for Heat Exchanger Installation, Service and Repair?
If you’re concerned about finding the right heat exchanger for your business, all you have to do is contact Fluid Aire Dynamics. The company you trust for all of your compressed air needs is also the right company for your heat exchanger solutions.
We have a complete range of heat exchangers and are sure to have the one you need. We have shell and tube heat exchangers and plate and frame heat exchangers. We also have heat exchangers for water, oil and other liquid streams as well as air and other gas streams. We sell and service heat exchangers from quality brands like AKG as well.
You can always rely on Fluid Aire Dynamics when you need the right heat exchanger correctly installed. Our technicians will have your heat exchanger up and running fast and are available any time your heat exchangers need repair or regular maintenance. For all the heat exchanger assistance your business needs, contact us online or call us at 610.913.9100 today.