Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger (STHE)
Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers are probably most widely and commonly used in process industries. This type of heat exchanger provides comparatively large ratio of heat transfer area to volume and weight. It is easily to construct in various sizes and rugged to withstand normal fabrication stresses, shipping and field erection stresses, and normal operating conditions. The Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger is easy to clean and most components subject to failure (tubes and gaskets) can be easily replaced.