American Standard Heat Exchangers
Here at Heat-Exchanger USA is a leader in the industry of shell and tube heat exchangers and we have been for the last 20 years. We not only design and fabricate our shell and tube heat exchangers, but we also area able to supply our customers with direct replacements of their current heat exchangers or even duplicates of the, across a number of different brand names.
You don’t have to worry about the quality of the product you receive when you order from Heat-Exchanger USA as all of our designing and fabricating is done in house and we follow strict standards and regulations. These standards include ASME Section VIII, Division 1 requirements and also TEMA B, C, & R standards. We work with our customers to ensure that they find solutions for all of their heat transfer, fluid flow and corrosion problems. We do this through our creative fabrication designs and thought out material selections.
Heat-Exchanger USA works with a number of different shell and tube heat exchanger brands, one of them being American Standard Heat Exchangers. This company has been manufacturing heat exchangers for over 90 years and has been the leader in design and the manufacturing of shell and tube heat exchangers throughout that time. This company operates on a global scale, serving companies in over 150 countries.
Used in both commercial and industrial settings, heat exchangers are used in applications where they are relied upon to transfer heat and remove heat in a variety of industries. Generally speaking, heat exchangers last around 10 to 20 years if they are maintained properly. However, due to their application and exposure to high temperatures and increased pressure a lot of shell and tube heat exchangers do not make it to their full lifespan before needing to be replaced or repaired. This choice comes down to if you have the budget for one choice or the other. Luckily, Heat Exchanger USA is proud to provide our customers with the option of both repairs and replacement units, all depending on your needs and specifications.
Serviceable and Non-Serviceable Issues
Shell and tube heat exchangers can have a number of different things that go wrong with them from fouling and contamination that causes the machine to lose the capability of heat transfer to cracking in the tube bundles. Now the fix for contamination is a pretty quick fix, the maintenance cost associated with it can be pretty steep. Cracking commonly occurs after heat stress, and this issue cannot be repaired once the cracking takes place in the metal of the shell and tube heat exchanger, this means the heat exchanger must be replaced.
We have an eBook available for free download that goes over different areas that are replaceable issues or repairable issues in shell and tube heat exchangers. Within this book you will also find a full list of all the products we offer here at Heat Exchanger USA.
So if your American Standard Heat Exchanger needs repairs or your need to replace it, Heat Exchanger USA is the company for you. We are a leading shell and tube heat exchanger manufacturer that has over twenty years of experience within the industry, so you can count on us to provide a solution that works for your application and specifications.
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Commercial and industrial professionals rely on heat exchangers to transfer heat energy and remove unwanted heat in diverse applications. The service lives of heat exchangers generally range from 10 to 20 years, providing the exchangers are well-maintained. However, constant contact with high temperatures and pressures takes a toll on heat exchangers, which often causes premature failure. Should equipment failure occur, you have an important decision to make: to repair the faulty component or to replace it. Your decision will depend on your budget and the specific issues at hand.
Serviceable and Non-Serviceable Issues
Many issues can be rectified without replacing a heat exchanger. Fouling (or contamination) inhibits proper heat transfer, but this issue can be repaired quickly (with a high maintenance cost though). Heat exchanger tube bundles are also easily replaceable components. Flow misdistribution is another serviceable issue, usually caused by poor design or installation and if just looking to replace the tube bundle go to www.tubebundle.com.
On the other hand, cracking found in heat exchangers are not serviceable. The leading cause of this issue is system overheating—insufficient airflow leads to heat stress, which in turn leads to cracks near the weakest areas in the metal material. Cracked heat exchangers must be replaced immediately to protect other system components and to prevent carbon monoxide leakage.
For more in-depth information, be sure to obtain a copy of Boiler Supplies’ latest eBook titled Heat Exchangers: Restoration vs. Replacement. This free-to-download eBook outlines the criteria for repairing or replacing these critical system components. Additionally, our eBook provides a list of manufacturer products we supply.