Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers

Charles Thompson shell and tube heat exchangers – for both on and offshore applications – are designed and manufactured at our facilities for use in the petrochemical, oil & gas, fine and agro chemical, pharmaceutical, nuclear, food industries and water treatment plants.

Exchangers can be incorporated into complete packaged systems to reduce on-site installation requirements with significant benefits for both offshore and site shutdown requirements.

Our shell and tube heat exchangers can be manufactured to a maximum of 3m in diameter, with lengths of up to 38m. Individual components weigh up to 120,000kg, with wall thickness of up to 160mm.

Carbon Steel heat exchanger specifications:

  • 3m diameter
  • 38m length
  • 160mm thickness
  • 120 tonne weight

Serpentine coil exchangers manufactured at Charles Thompson are predominantly manufactured from thin wall heat exchanger tubes.  Thicker pipe schedules have also been utilised both by cold forming and induction bending techniques. These can then be solution annealed after forming, which improves corrosion resistance in certain applications.

As well as shell and tube, heat exchangers can be designed according to your particular requirements and manufactured from a choice of suitable materials.

These include Stainless Steels, Nickel Alloys, Duplex, Super Duplex, 410s clad, INCO 82 clad and alloy 625 clad exchangers. Recent projects we have completed include units manufactured in Titanium grade 12, Zirconium 702, Tantalum, Hastelloy® B3, C2000, C22 and C276.

All Charles Thompson shell and tube heat exchangers are engineered to ASME VIII, PD5500, EN 13445 and TEMA standards, including complete units, retrofits, re-tubing, cleaning and upgrades.