HELIXCHANGER® heat exchangers facilitate helical fluid flow on the shell-side providing performance advantages versus conventional baffled shell and tube units.
Industry-proven, enhanced heat transfer solution for common issues including shell-side fouling, high-pressure drop and vibration in refining, petrochemicals, gas processing, power and pharmaceuticals.
Quadrant shaped baffles are placed at an angle to the tube axis to create the helical flow pattern. The heat transfer coefficient is used to determine the optimum angle where the resultant flow delivers enhanced heat transfer performance per unit of pressure drop.
As well as the heat transfer performance benefits, fluid flows smoothly between the baffles, which reduces vibration, uniform velocities reduce fouling and both mean less maintenance.
HELIXCHANGER® is a registered trademark of Lummus Technology, Inc.