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How do you extend the life of a heat exchanger?


Heat exchangers are made of robust materials, have no moving parts and operate at different pressures and temperatures. If a heat exchanger is used properly, there is no reason why it should not be able to run for many years. There are several steps to take to help extend the operational life of a heat exchanger.

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How to make a heat exchanger more efficient


The efficiency of the heat exchanger depends on several important factors that must be taken into account.

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How do I know if I need a plate or tubular heat exchanger?


Application parameters usually determine which design is most effective for the task. Here are a few variables to consider.

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What are the risks of on-site retubing?


Customers regularly request to replace the tubes of the shell & tube heat exchanger on site. The answer is usually positive, but there are some risks involved.

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The main causes of a heat exchanger failure


Varying thermal loads can result in a very local plastic deformation, creating the risk of damage. The insertions of the tubes into the pipe plates are particularly sensitive to this and can lead to leaks.

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Did you know that Timmerman EHS also teaches?


The Timmerman team now also offers day training on heat exchangers. In these daily activities we teach you everything about types of exchangers, thermodynamics, reading plans and the welding process, ped and design codes and repairs.

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