Increased Heat Transfer
Allowing for more surface area in a given shell size, the throughput can potentially be increased based on the application.
Increasing the tube-side heat transfer coefficient can provide increased heat transfer, based on the application.
Elimination of Damage-Induced Vibration
Due to the generally longitudinal flow pattern of the shell-side fluid and the multi-point support structure of the bundle, the potential for flow-induced damaging vibration is mitigated.
Reduced Pressure Drops
The longitudinal flow allows for a lower relative pressure drop when compared to segmental baffle designs.
Potential Fouling Mitigation
The elimination of shell-side baffles eliminates dead spots where sediment can accumulate and cover heat transfer surface area.
The swirl flow on the tube side increases the shear velocity, ultimately decreasing the fluid boundary layer.