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Why Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers are popular?

Shell and tube heat exchangers have been used for more than 150 years in almost every industrial application.  The shell and tube heat exchanger are probably the best known and understood heat exchanger.  The shell and tube heat exchanger design are widely popular, mostly for its versality in terms of types of services.

  The shell and tube heat exchanger are very popular and the heat exchanger of choice in the Chemical Processing Industry.  Some of the key benefits that make the shell and tube heat exchanger so popular are they can meet process requirements in almost every industry or application.  They are highly efficient and reliable.  The shell and tube heat exchanger are built with many different materials of construction and they can handle a wide range of pressures and temperature requirements.  Finally, the shell and tube heat exchanger are easy to maintain.  When most people think of heat exchangers they immediately think of the shell and tube heat exchanger. 

 There are many different types of heat exchangers beside the shell and tube heat exchanger such as plate and frame, brazed plate, radiator type and graphite block heat exchangers. The shell and tube heat exchanger were the heat exchanger of choice and most popular heat exchanger used in industry 150 years ago and still popular today. 

 The AMETEK Fluoropolymer Product shell and tube heat exchanger was the first heat exchanger developed using fluoropolymer tubes and the patented honeycomb tube to tubesheet joint which has been successfully used for over 55 years.   If you operate the AMETEK FPP shell and tube heat exchanger within its design parameters they will last for a very, very long time which makes it the most popular fluoropolymer shell and tube heat exchanger in the industry.  As the words of the legendary heat transfer engineer Don Nelson from American Standard/ ITT Standard “All heat exchangers work, some just work better than others”.
 

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