Retrofitting a conventional tube bundle with SPINTUBE is the most cost effective and simple way of improving the performance of your heat exchanger fleet.
SPINTUBE eliminates potentially damaging flow induced vibrations.
Inspection and cleaning techniques are the same as those used for conventional shell and tube heat exchangers for a completely seamless transition.
The round tube of a conventional shell and tube heat exchanger has a uniform cross-section that is less effective for heat transfer perfromance. Because of the tangential velocity component, Spintube introduces additional turbulence.
With Spintube the tubes are in direct contact with each other, which produces a tighter tube pitch (more tubes per shell) and are also self-supporting, which eliminates baffles.
Consequently, retro-fitting an existing shell with a SPINTUBE replacement bundle may increase heat transfer performance by up to 40%.