One of the most common tubular heat exchangers is the Polytube, or 'shell and tube' heat exchanger. It is rugged and flexible and available in sizes and styles to suit any heating or cooling application - especially where steam is the heating medium.

The shell and tube is an array of tubes welded or bolted into a compact bundle within a shell. Hipex fully welds all joints in order to reduce gasket requirements (and therefore maintenance) while at the same time creating a tube path which is suitable for food.

Versatility & Flexibility

The Polytube can be used as a heater, cooler, steam heater or as a direct expansion unit using refrigeration. End caps can be constructed to make these units either single or muti-pass on the tube side.

Tube Plates
Tube plates can be constructed in a wide variety of sizes and for different types of terminations, such as flanges, BSM threads and others. Hipex's state-of-the-art equipment offers and economical solution to quickly and accurately produce tube plates that have been specifically designed for a one-off application.

Click here to see some of the standard sizes of Polytube heat exchangers. Hipex also manufacture units of different length and tube size.