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Industrial Heat Exchangers

Industrial heat exchangers transfer heat between two or more mediums for heating or cooling purposes. The process fluids are never in direct contact with one another, and the thermal energy exchange is highly efficient for a variety of demanding industrial processes. Learn more about industrial heat exchangers and the industries commonly served by this equipment.

Industrial Heat Exchanger Features

Building on Orca Marine Cooling Systems’ reliable product offerings for the marine industry, we are proud to manufacture non-marine shell and tube heat exchangers. These product lines include fuel coolers, engine oil coolers, hydraulic oil coolers, transmission oil coolers, and custom engine and turbocharger cooling systems. Our new industrial heat exchangers are available for either stationary or mobile equipment.

Our non-marine heat exchangers have designs built on our experience manufacturing marine heat exchangers. Here is an overview of the specifications for our non-marine industrial heat exchangers:

  • Shell: We use bronze, brass, copper, or copper-nickel as the shell material. Nominal diameters range from 2 in. to 8 in., and lengths go up to 48 in.
  • Tube: We use brass, copper, or copper-nickel as the tube material. Outer diameters (OD) range from 0.250 in. to 0.375 in.
  • Mounting Styles: We offer various mounting options, such as strapped mounting brackets or saddles as well as integral brazed mounting feet.
  • Connection Styles: Beaded hose connections or female pipe threads (NPTF) are available as connection options.
  • Pressure Ratings: Available pressure ratings correspond to the design and materials used.

Industries Served

Our marine and non-marine industrial heat exchangers provide reliable and efficient heat energy transfer in a variety of stationary and mobile applications. Here are just some of the industries Orca Marine Cooling Systems currently serves:

  • Cargo Ships & Transportation — Marine engines range from gas turbines to diesel engines and more, converting natural gas or other fuel into mechanical propulsion. Marine engines are found on cargo ships, oil tankers, container ships, and bulk carriers. These engines require efficient cooling, which our industrial heat exchangers provide.
  • Navy — Modern Navy vessels use reciprocating diesel engines for optimal fuel efficiency, simplicity, and durability. Our heat exchangers help cool this prime mover mechanism.
  • Travel & Leisure — This industry includes cruise ships and smaller pleasure boats, yachts, and watercraft. Cruise ships, in particular, use robust diesel-electric engines or gas turbines to provide sufficient propulsion in the water.
  • Commercial Fishing — Orca Marine Cooling Systems supports the commercial fishing industry’s goals of increasing vessel efficiency and minimizing overall environmental impact. Our cooling and heat exchanger systems serve all three main types of engines used in this industry:
    • Gas turbines: These engines use internal combustion to produce propulsion. However, they are often used in combination with diesel engines because gas turbines are not efficient at slow speeds.
    • Diesel engines: Diesel engines have a crankshaft connected to the propeller to achieve high speeds (more than 1000 rpm) and low speeds (less than 120 rpm).
    • Diesel-electric engines: A diesel engine supplies electricity throughout the ship. This type of engine allows the engine to be placed separately from the propeller, which makes it easier to isolate and suppress noise and vibration.

Industrial Heat Exchangers From Orca Marine Cooling Systems

At Orca Marine Cooling Systems, we have more than 50 years of expertise in manufacturing marine heat exchangers. We’ve expanded on that experience and knowledge to develop industrial heat exchangers for numerous non-marine applications. Contact us to learn more about our industrial heat exchangers or our custom design and fabrication capabilities.

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