A longtime customer contacted MECO regarding ongoing struggles with their shell and tube heat exchangers. Along with the primary goal of reducing maintenance costs, our customer desired increased heating capacity. After further review of their existing system, we discovered that condensate stall during startup conditions contributed to the problems with the steam-to-water heat exchanger.
MECO offered Tranter plate and frame heat exchangers and Spirax Sarco ancillary equipment to meet both of our customer’s goals. As with many manufacturing facilities, outage duration was limited and it proved helpful for MECO to skid mount the heat exchangers to shorten the overall installation time and expense.