Welded Heat Exchangers

WCR Welded Block Heat Exchanger

WCR Block-Welded Heat Exchanger

Pictured on the right, the WCR Block Welded Heat Exchanger is the latest innovation in welded compact heat exchangers. 

The unit consists of welded corrugated heat transfer plates of stainless steel or other appropriate material. The frame consists of four columns, top and bottom heads and four panels with connections. The totally bolted design allows quick disassembly of the steel frame for easy access to the heart for cleaning, maintenance, repair or replacement.

With no interplate gaskets, problems associated with plate heat exchangers, such as gasket compatibility, temperature and pressure, are eliminated. 

The WCR Block has three plate corrugations: chevron pattern for the most efficient heat transfer, dimple pattern for a 3mm clear gap and aflat pattern for sludge to sludge type applications. The special corrugations result in heat transfer performances similar to the gasketed PHE.

Applications

  • Oil and Gas Industry

    - TEG interchangers, aminee interchangers, crude/sales oil coolers, overhead condensers
  • Refinery Applications

    - feed/bottom interchangers, stripped condensers, produced water interchangers
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

    - overhead condensers, heaters, coolers
  • Chemical/Petrochemical Industry

    - heaters/coolers, interchangers, condensers
  • Automotive

    - metal finishing, heaters, coolers, undercoating heaters
  • Pulp and Paper Industry

    - chlorate liquor coolers, stripper condensate recovery, thermal oil heaters
  • Steel Industry

    - Oil stripper interchangers, hot oil heaters

Design Capabilities & Features

  • - Design pressures up to 450 psig
  • - Design temperatures up to 600° F
  • - Maximum area up to 3,440 ft²
  • - Maximum flow rates up to 17,000GPM
  • - Approach temperatures of 5° F
  • - Mechanical cleanability on both sides
  • - Compact design requires little floor space

Available Materials

  • - Stainless Steel 304SS, 316L, Titanium, Hastelloy
  • - Avesta 254 SMO, Incoloy 825
  • - Nickel 200, Monel, Tantalum
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WCR Plate & Shell Heat Exchanger 

WCR Plate and Shell Heat Exchangers are designed for cost effective heat transfer performance and lowest life cycle costs.  The unique bolted version allows quick disassembly of the shell for easy access for cleaningmaintenance, repair or replacement.  The plate joint design and welding are rugged and tested for numerous cyclical conditions. Plate material, absence of gaskets and mechanical/structural design allow for use in many aggressive applications.

Plate & Shell Heat Exchangers can be configured to meet the needs of process requirements in terms of transfer units, pressure drop, design pressures and temperatures as well as piping specifications.

The WCR Plate & Shell Heat Exchanger is compact, with low weight providing an extremely small foot print.

Applications

  • Oil and Gas Industry

    - TEG interchangers, aminee interchangers, crude/sales oil coolers, overhead condensers
  • Refinery Applications

    - interchangers, condensers, produced water interchangers
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

    - overhead condensers, heaters, coolers
  • Chemical/Petrochemical Industry

    - heaters/coolers, interchangers, condensers
  • Vegetable Oil Deodorization

    - coolers, heaters and interchangers
  • Hot Oil/Thermal Oil Systems

  • Ammonia and other refrigerant Systems

Design Capabilities & Features

  • - Plate Diameters from 7.5" to 39.30"
  • - Plate side connections from 3/4" to 8"
  • - Shell side connections from 3/4" to 16"
  • - Design pressures up to 800 psig
  • - Design temperatures up to 600° F
  • - Maximum area up to 2,900 ft²
  • - Approach temperatures of 2° F
  • - Mechanical cleanability on shell side
  • - Compact design requires little floor space

Available Materials

  • - Stainless Steel 304SS, 316L, Titanium, Hastelloy
  • - Avesta 254 SMO, Incoloy 825
  • - Nickel 200, Monel