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Which industrial heat exchanger do you need? - Fond Sector B

Which industrial heat exchanger do you need?

Picking the right heat exchanger first time can be easier said than done, especially if you haven’t worked with them before. But, with a reputable tube supplier, like USEL Tubular Division, you’re in capable hands.

Using their experience as a guide you will be able to determine the best heat exchanger tube for your needs. To help further let’s take a quick look at the different types of heat exchanger tubes available:


  • Shell and tube heat exchangers


Specifically used to transfer heat to different materials, shell and tube heat exchangers can heat materials using steam or oil. Unlike suction heaters and other heat exchangers, shell and tube exchangers are placed externally on the material storage tank, instead of inside the tank.

These heat exchanger tubes are an excellent choice if space is limited as they don’t take up too much room in the storage tank.


  • U tubes


Tube suppliers, USEL Tubular Division not only specialise in seamless cold drawn and welded tubes – they also manufacture a wide selection of U tubes that can be used in heat exchangers, condensers, pre-heaters and for other heating or cooling applications.

U tubes are ideal for oil and gas refineries, petrochemical and power generation plants and have been tested to meet rigorous standards to ensure quality and function.


  • Finned tubes


A finned tube is a type of heat exchanger that cools or dries products by flowing a liquid into tubes whilst pumping air around the pipework to cool the fluid down.

The finned tube is typically used for heat recovery, as well as:

  • chemical applications
  • food processing
  • paper manufacture
  • petrochemical cooling
  • steam cooling
  • textiles processing

USEL Tubular Division supply the finned tube in a variety of options, including helical high, HF welded, integral and longitudinal, and will happily share their expertise to help you order the right one. 

Choosing the best industrial heat exchanger

Heat exchanger tubes are a significant investment for many industries and when choosing an exchanger for your facility, you want to be sure that you’ve done your research and chosen the right one.

USEL Tubular Division has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry regularly  assisting organisations in selecting the most suitable heat exchanger tube.

All their heat exchanger tubes are manufactured to the highest standards and meet exact specifications. So, whether you’re looking for a standard solution or a heat exchanger tube cut to length, simply call the USEL Tubular Division team on 0191 587 1777 or email, and make sure you get the right tube – and the best – for the job.