Repair, Replacement, & Maintenance
Operation and maintenance manuals are available with specific details for disassembly and reassembly of each product.
BROWN FINTUBE® Hairpin Heat Exchangers - In general, the bundle of a hairpin exchanger is removed by first removing the tubeside bolting, flanges, and split rings. The next step is to remove the shellside bolting, flanges, and split rings. Finally, the return bonnet bolting is removed and the bonnet is placed to the side. The tube element can now be pulled from the back end of the shell by placing a sling around the U-bends. On larger multitubes, a plate is installed around the U-bend for proper sling placement. Assembly is performed by reversing the process and utilizing new gaskets.
ALCO™, ALCO-TWIN™, SMITHCO™ Hairpin Heat Exchangers are designed for a long-term, trouble-free service life. When you need additional performance, service parts, retrofits, or new units to ensure an efficient process, contact us to provide proven aftermarket support. We have the engineering information, research, and thermal-rating capability to find, source, or completely engineer the right solution for your existing ALCO™, BOS-HATTEN™, or SMITHCO™ units.
Spare Parts and Replacement Parts
Replacement parts are readily available for the following exchangers from Koch Heat Transfer Company: BROWN FINTUBE®, BAS-TEX, ALCO™, ALCO-TWIN™, SMITHCO™, BOS-HATTEN™, Koch Engineering LP, or Muirhead Engineering Ltd.
For facilities with numerous hairpin exchangers, Koch Heat Transfer Company can perform facility surveys and establish design equivalents to current BROWN FINTUBE® models. We also evaluate ways to establish common designs for multiple services to allow commonality of spare parts and elements. This helps reduce spare parts inventories and maintenance.
Koch Heat Transfer programs are available to help you have a smooth, trouble-free turnaround. From cataloging and stocking spare parts to assisting with maintenance and repair planning, we strive to extend the life of your equipment, and reduce downtime.