So, why are heat exchangers needed for a wide range of industrial applications?
They are used as parts of air conditioning and cooling systems, or of heating systems. And a lot of industrial processes need a specific degree of heat to function. However, a lot of precautions are made to stop these processes from becoming too hot. That’s where heat exchangers come in.
They are needed to keep chemicals, machinery, gas, water, and other substances within a safe operating temperature. They can also be used for capturing and transferring steam or heat exhaust that is released as a byproduct of an operation or process. Hence, the heat or steam can be used elsewhere. This allows you to increase efficiency and save money for your facility.
How Do They Work?
There are different types of heat exchangers but they all work in different ways. For example, they require different arrangements, equipment, and features.
However, one thing that they all have in common is that they all work to directly or indirectly expose a warmer medium to a cooler one, hence, they exchange heat. This is usually done by using tubes housed in a casing. Heat exchanger fans, belts, condensers, additional tubes and lines, coolants, and other components work to increase the cooling and heating efficiency or improve flow.
The Classification of Heat Exchangers
Heat exchangers are usually classified by one of the four metrics listed below:
- The nature of the heat exchange processes
- The physical condition of the fluid
- The exchanger’s flow arrangement
- The construction and design of the exchanger
Keep in mind that heat exchangers do need proper servicing and maintenance. The maintenance and servicing will vary based on the type you have, as well as the construction and design of the machine.
These heat exchangers will not only help you with the processes in your facility, but they can also save you a lot of money, protect the environment, and keep your processes going.
Hence, if you still did not implement this technology into your facility, do not waste any more time and start searching for a heat exchanger that will fit your facility’s needs.
Who is Isotherm?
Isotherm is a custom manufacturer of specialized heat exchangers, pressure vessels, and packaged systems for various industries. These include refrigeration, marine, oil and gas, process, and renewable energy.
We can help you be profitable. How? By quickly designing and delivering innovative industrial heat exchanger solutions with unique R&D capabilities and rapid-response customer service. We also provide repair services for any existing industrial heat exchanger.