FluidEX® Shell & Fin-Tube Heat Exchangers are the latest addition to the range of high performance off-the-shelf cooling products available from Fluid Dynamics.
Traditionally, a heat exchanger tube stack would feature a number of plain tubes bundled together within a cylindrical shell with a few evenly spaced baffle plates. The difference with the Shell & Fin-Tube heat exchangers offered by Fluid Dynamics in their FluidEX® range is that fin plates are stacked closely and precisely along the length of the tube stack. The fin pitch (the distance between each fin) can be varied for different fluids, air and performance requirements and provide real benefit from up to an extra 400%* surface area compared with the plain tube design a feature that can translate into a more compact heat exchanger providing the same thermal performance of a larger unit or improved thermal performance from a unit with the same footprint as existing. The clever fin design ensures that all of the fins are spaced evenly and accurately apart which combine with the tubes to form a very rugged and stable construction.
*Calculation based on a “standard size” of marine charge air cooler.
Features of the FluidEX® Shell & Fin-Tube Heat Exchangers:
FluidEX® offers both Copper and Aluminium fins which are selected based on the operating environment.
FluidEX® also offers 7 different fin diameters creating an extensive range of heat exchangers to meet the demands of most applications.
- 101 mm
- 126 mm
- 152 mm
- 171 mm
- 192 mm
- 205 mm
- 259 mm
The fin pitch (the distance between each fin) can also be varied ensuring maximum performance within pressure drop limitations.
- 12 fpi
- 15 fpi
- 18 fpi
- 22 fpi
- 25 fpi
- 30 fpi
The FluidEX® Shell & Fin-Tube range can be designed to retrofit into existing machines and engines with options for two pass and custom-made housings.
Contact Fluid Dynamics to find out more about how FluidEX® Shell & Fin-Tube heat exchangers can benefit your business.