Sanitary Heat Exchangers

Shell and Tube heat exchangers come in different forms that can be customized. Their ability to fit in countless sizes and configurations makes them a versatile solution. Adaptability makes shell and tube heat exchangers suitable for a wide range of applications. No matter the shape or size, they all provide three key benefits.

First is having a small spatial footprint. Not only does this free up space on the production floor, but it also reduces the risk of heat pockets that can damage other electrical components. Another great advantage is their minimal environmental impact. To remain effective, heat exchangers must run continuously to prevent overheating of control panels. As heat exchangers don’t rely on additional equipment to operate, they use less energy than other temperature control methods.

Lastly, shell and tube heat exchangers have lower operating costs than other options. Due to the reduced need for extra equipment, heat exchangers are inherently cheaper to maintain and operate.

The benefits don’t end there. Additional advantages of using a sanitary shell and tube heat exchanger include:

  • Processing of fiber or particulate products
  • High working pressure
  • High working temperatures
  • Simple inspection and disassembly
  • High security in aseptic processes
  • Easy to customize



Stock Sanitary Shell and Tube Exchangers

  • 100% 304L or 316L stainless steel material for sanitary considerations and resistance to corrosion
  • Built to TEMA Class C
  • ASME hydro-tested with code stamp
  • Capable of cooling or heating low-fouling fluids
  • Process side installed with sanitary tri-clamp connections for easy installation
  • Tubes can easily expand or contract with U-tube design
  • O-rings and tube bundles are removable and replaceable
  • Sizes range from 4″ x 36″ to 10″ x 54″
  • Heat exchangers can be upgraded to meet the current 3-A Sanitary Standard

Custom Sanitary Shell and Tube Exchangers

  • Insulation free of chloride and asbestos
  • Choice of vertical mounting supports or horizontal saddles
  • Sight glasses, vacuum breakers
  • Choice of ASME flanged connections, NPT threaded, or Sanitary Tri-clamp
  • Option for upgrades to double tube sheet design or 3-A for high purity demands
  • Expansion joints or floating tube sheets to aid in thermal expansion protection
  • Passivation and electropolished product contact surfaces
  • Davit arms (commonly used with heavy bonnet designs)

Design Requirements

  • Seal welding of tube-to-tube sheet joints
  • Sanitary tri-clamp fittings
  • Polished surfaces
  • Manufactured to meet 3-A Sanitary Standard
  • PTFE, Viton©, Gylon, or other gasket materials
  • Clean-in-place design
  • ASME BPE compliant
  • ASME BPE sanitary fittings