​Helixchanger® Licenced Technology

Altex Industries was the first Helixchanger® Licensee in Canada and has fabricated over 100 Helixchanger bundles and exchangers since 2003.  

Helixchanger® shell & tube heat exchangers are best suited to high-viscosity and/or high-fouling shell-side processes.  

The helical baffle design allows us to maximize the shell-side velocity within the allowable pressure drop.  When compared to a conventional shell & tube exchanger, Helixchanger® designs result in a higher average shell-side velocity with greatly reduced dead-zones (low-velocity areas).  With higher velocity comes optimized heat transfer, reduced fouling, smaller exchanger sizes, and ultimately reduced capital and operating costs. 

Helixchanger® designs can reduce total number of exchangers and/or reduce sizes - often at cost savings over conventional baffle types.  

Contact Altex at sales@altexinc.com or 780-468-6862 to discuss with our thermal design engineers if a Helixchanger® can solve your process design and fouling issues. 

"The HELIXCHANGER® heat exchanger uses Lummus Technology's industry-proven, enhanced heat transfer technology to provide solutions for common issues such as shell-side fouling, high-pressure drop and vibration. In the HELIXCHANGER® heat exchanger, quadrant shaped baffle plates are placed at an angle to the tube axis in a sequential arrangement to create a helical flow pattern.  

Whether the need is to extend the operating period between cleaning campaigns of crude preheat exchangers, reduce capital costs in a petrochemical plant or improve energy-efficiency of feed/effluent towers, Lummus Technology's advanced heat exchanger technology offers a lower life-cycle-cost solution.

Our experience and know-how comes from more than 4,000 HELIXCHANGER heat exchanger installations in refining, power and petrochemical facilities worldwide."



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