HRS showcase ultra-efficient heat transfer techniques

HRS Heat Exchangers, Stand CR7, The Thermal Engineering Show

HRS Heat Exchangers will showcase the latest heat transfer techniques, such as high efficiency corrugated tube technology and heat recovery, on stand CR7 at the Thermal Engineering Show in Derby, 2 June.

Using corrugated tubes provides higher rates of heat transfer and greater efficiency in a smaller package compared to smooth tube heat exchangers, which is why HRS use them as standard across its comprehensive range of tubular heat exchangers. Depending on the application, up to 75% of the heat used can be recaptured after the heat transfer process, result in energy savings of 40% or more.

HRS produces a comprehensive range of corrugated tube heat exchangers for a variety of industries including agriculture, food and drink production, waste management, water and gas treatment, pharmaceuticals, and renewable energy to name some of them.

“The exact requirements of a heat exchanger vary considerably according to its situation, but using corrugated tubes in our double tube and multi-tube heat exchangers provides users with a number of common benefits over other systems,” explains Matt Hale, HRS International Sales Manager.

“Increasing the efficiency of the heat transfer means that less area is required to achieve the same result, so heat exchangers can be shorter and therefore cheaper. Less energy is required for pumping which adds to the overall savings and reusing captured heat enables businesses to save energy elsewhere in their process.”

For more challenging applications, for example heat exchange of viscous fluids which require larger heat transfer or in industries and materials with high rates of fouling, HRS have developed a range of scraped surface heat exchangers. These remove the fouling layer from the surface of the tubes during operation in order to maintain performance efficiency and maintain product quality.

For 35 years HRS heat exchangers have been specified by plant developers and end users around the world in applications including diaries, food manufacturing, anaerobic digestion plants, waste water treatment, chemicals and many others. Units can also be retrofitted by operators looking to improve plant efficiency or as part of ongoing expansion due to their low maintenance requirements, long service life and overall value for money.

This article first appeared on Process & Control Today on 7 March 2016.