MechPro Inc. documents a 70 psi pressure testing of marine vessel Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger to identify the source of leaks as coming from flange gaskets and improperly sized bolt and nut assembly.
Heat Exchanger Tube Cleaning
Heat Exchanger Repair
MechPro Inc’s reputation as a professional and competent heat exchanger service provider is recognized throughout the industry for our quick turn around time, competitive prices and excellent workmanship. Our service and repair staff has more than 100 years of combined experience inspecting, diagnosing and repairing all types of heat exchangers. MechPro Inc. has the right people and right tools to quickly solve your heat exchanger problems on time and on budget. We service ALL makes and models of Tube and Shell and Plate Heat Exchangers.
Essentially every part of your heat exchanger can repaired or replaced on an as needed basis. Major heat exchanger parts include plates, gaskets, shell replacement, channels, channel covers, tubes, tube sheets, baffles, tie-rods and spacers, seal strips, as well as any other necessary parts.
To minimize downtime risk all parts supplied by MechPro Inc. are thoroughly tested before being shipped to our customers.
Heat Exchanger Repair
Your operation is down. You need a qualified professional on the spot to repair your heat exchanger. Who do you call?
MechPro Inc. has the experience and capabilities to handle any heat exchanger problem. Especially the big and dirty jobs.
Whether your heat exchanger is on a commercial ship in the Pacific ocean, part of a utility company’s gas distribution system, or an integral component in the cooling system of America’s largest data centers, or integral to any other critical industrial operation, MechPro Inc. is ready to provide the crisis mitigation you need.
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MechPro has the equipment and training to identify the problem, find the crack or the failed, leaky gasket, get to it, and replace or repair it on site.
MechPro Inc. is the most dependable service provider whether you need service on your Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger or your Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE) aka Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger. MechPro doesn’t just provide complete heat exchanger repair and refurbishment services, but also supplies replacement gaskets, replacement plates, and all other required parts.
Our team is ready to handle heat exchanger repairs from all manufacturers. We take pride in the quality of our reconditioning and repair services for your heat exchanger. You’re assured that our service is always the most cost-effective choice or we’ll tell you otherwise after our inspection.
It is important that heat exchanger plates be kept in perfect condition to maintain proper temperature drops and pressure differentials. MechPro Inc. highly recommends that all heat exchangers are scheduled for preventative maintenance due to normal wear and tear from regular use, cleaning and inspections. MechPro Inc. is available to provide PHE preventative maintenance. We offer on-site plate heat exchanger repair, 24/7 on call service, complete refurbishment and clean, hydro testing, black light testing and re-gasketing services.
For more information about Plate Heat Exchangers and Heat Exchanger Repair
Plate Heat Exchangers (PHE) are heat transferring devices used to move heat from one liquid substance to another for the purpose of either heating or cooling a substance for another process.
Plate Heat Exchangers are constructed with a series of thermally conductive plates which are used to transfer heat from water to water, air to air, water to air or steam to other liquids, essentially heating one substance while cooling another.
Many of MechPro’s customers use industrial cooling processes that require plate heat exchangers to perform critical roles in the design, operation and maintenance of heating systems, air-conditioning systems, power generation, refrigeration, chemical processing, food processing, marine engine cooling, offshore oil rigs and engineering systems. MechPro provides 24/7 onsite cleaning, maintenance and nationwide emergency repair services for heat exchangers to ensure optimal up-time and efficiency for these critical industrial cooling processes.
Heat exchangers are also used in the process of waste heat recovery in industrial facilities to capture excess heat from one industrial process and use it in another process which requires heat.
Power generating facilities rely on heat exchangers to keep processes from overheating as well as to recycle and process waste heat.
Heat Exchangers are used in a wide range of industries which include: chemical, marine, petrochemical, automotive, food processing, pharmaceutical, electronic, and semiconductor.
Examples of industrial processes which utilize heat exchangers are found in water treatment, paper and pulp mills, as well as steel manufacturing.
Heat exchangers MechPro services are typically constructed from duratble, corrosion-resistant materials such as steel, titianium, copper, bronze, stainless steel and aluminum with stainless steel being the most common since it is the most durable and can withstand both high pressures and high temperatures while efficiently acting as a heat conductor.
The two most common designs are the flat plate design and shell and tube designs in which internal metal surfaces act as thermal conductors while keeping fluids from mixing.
For more information on Heat Exchangers call MechPro Inc. at 1-800 249-6709
You’re Searching for Info on ‘What is a Heat Exchanger?’
In simplest terms, the answer to your question “What is a Heat Exchanger?” is that it is a device used to transfer heat between one or more fluids for the purpose of cooling. The fluids might be separated by a solid dividing wall to prevent mixing or the fluids might come in direct contact with each other.
Heat exchangers are commonly used in many industries within a variety of environments for cooling and heating large scale industrial processes such as marine transport, food manufacturing, breweries, dairy, data center cooling, oil and gas refineries, paper and pulp, space heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, power generation, chemical plants, pharmaceuticals, petrochemical plants, petroleum refineries, natural-gas processing, sewage treatment and many more.
The 2 most common types of heat exchangers serviced by MechPro Inc. include:
Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
- Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers consist of series of metal tubes. One set of tubes contains the fluid that must be either heated or cooled. The second set of tubes contain fluid that runs over the tubes that are being heated or cooled so that it can either provide the heat or absorb the heat. A set of tubes is called a ‘tube bundle’.
Plate Heat Exchangers (PHE)
- Plate Heat Exchangers are composed of many thin, slightly separated, corrugated metal plates that have very large surface areas and small fluid flow passages for heat transfer. Plate Heat Exchangers are commonly used in low to medium pressure fluids applications, compared to the medium and high pressure applications in which Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers are used. Advancements in gasket technology and brazing technology have made Plate Heat Exchangers more practical and economical for a wider variety of applications. In HVAC applications, large Plate Heat Exchangers are called Plate-and-Frame.
Over time heat exchangers become ‘fouled’ or clogged with debris, contaminants, mineralization, scale, and chemical deposits which cause the Heat Exchanger to become less efficient. For this reason MechPro Inc. recommends a proactive approach for mission critical systems which includes contracted, pre-scheduled periodic maintenance and testing by MechPro trained Heat Exchanger Technicians. Typically Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers can be disassembled for cleaning whereas Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers are cleaned by methods which may require acid cleaning, sandblasting, use of a high-pressure water jet, bullet cleaning, or drill rods.
Other types of Heat Exchangers include:
- Plate and Shell
- Plate Fin
- Pillow Plate
- Waste Heat Recovery Units (WHRU)
- Regenerative Heat Exchangers
- Dynamic Scraped
- Direct Contact
- HVAC Coils
- Helical Coils
- Spiral Heat Exchangers (SHE)
Hopefully this satisfactorily answers your question, “What is a Heat Exchanger?”
Contact MechPro Inc., the Nationwide 24/7 Emergency Heat Exchanger Service with any questions, concerns and service issues.