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Enhancement Devices

Koch Heat Transfer has specially developed correlations for our tube insert technology, resulting in more reliable and optimized thermal and hydraulic solutions. With a variety of options, we customize budget-conscious designs that fit heat transfer needs.

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For use in these markets

Refining

Gas Processing

Onshore Oil Recovery

Chemical

Benefits

Enhancement Devices Benefits

Increase existing exchanger performance

Reduce the size and cost of new equipment

Potentially reduce the tube side fouling rate

Common Applications

  • Low velocity
  • Vaporizing service
  • Viscous fluids

Tube Inserts

Twisted Tape

Twisted Tape

Wire-wrapped Core

Wire-wrapped Core

Twisted Tape

Twisted Tape

Twisted tape is an inexpensive option to increase tube side thermal coefficient for an overall increase in performance.

This particular insert provides benefit due to its induction of swirl flow.

Wire-wrapped Core

Wire-wrapped Core

Wire-wrapped core tube inserts are a rigid insert design featuring a core with wire wrapped at specific twist pitch.
 This particular insert provides benefit due to its fluid displacement, ultimately increasing the tube-side velocity.

Baffles

LOK-BAFFLE™ Tube Support

LOK-BAFFLE™ Tube Support

LOK-BAFFLE™ Tube Support

LOK-BAFFLE™ Tube Support

The LOK-BAFFLE™ Tube Supports act primarily to support the tubes and direct the fluid in a longitudinal path, rather than the cross-flow of conventional baffles.

 Used for high shell-side flow rates, low-allowable pressure drops, or when the shell-side coefficient does not limit the overall heat transfer rate.

Finned Surfaces

Extended Fin Surfaces

Extended Fin Surfaces

Extended Fin Surfaces

Extended Fin Surfaces

Extended fin surfaces allow for more surface area in a more compact design.
Can be used with Hairpins, Shell & Tube, and Tank Heating Coils.

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