What Is A Shell And Tube Heat Exchanger?
A Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger is simply a tight bundle of thin tubes housed in a cylindrical shell. The heat transfer fluid passes THROUGH the thin pipes in one direction while the to-be-heated water passes AROUND the thin pipes in the opposite direction. This enables the heat from the heat transfer fluid to travel through the thin pipes and into the water.
What Applications Are Shell And Tube Heat Exchangers Used For?
This kind of heat exchanger is typically used in pool and spa heating, marine applications and industrial applications such as process heating and oil heating where the to-be-heated liquid is potentially corrosive to other heat exchangers.