Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design & Consulting
JM Dixon Associates Ltd Design & Consulting Engineers for Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design
JM Dixon Associates Ltd undertake the mechanical design of all types of Heat Exchanger and have designed to most configurations listed in TEMA. We work extensively with PD5500, ASME VIII DIV. 1, EN 13445 and TEMA classes R, C & B and can supplement these where necessary with individual company and industry specifications and requirements.
Our experienced engineers and draughtsman can perform the necessary mechanical design calculations and detailed design to ensure your heat exchanger complies with the relevant design codes specified for the project. Whether it be a shell and tube fixed, floating head or U-tube arrangement we have the expertise to carry out the required design checks and help optimise the final design. We can also provide design calculations and drawing services for fin-fan air coolers and plate heat exchangers.
At JM Dixon Associates Ltd we have developed a comprehensive library of ‘in-house’ calculation programmes which are maintained through our ISO 9001 quality system and are familiar to all the main 3rd party insurance companies including British Engineering Services (RSA), Zurich, DNV, ABS and many others. Our programmes enable us to deal with a broad range of standard and non-standard configurations however where appropriate Finite Element Analysis (FEA) can be utilised to provide verification in accordance with the Design by Analysis approach given in the design codes.
We offer both 2D and 3D CAD drafting/modelling services using the latest copies of AutoCAD and Inventor for fabrication drawings and can also supply native file formats ready for direct plate profiling. 3D model files can be made available for import into client software packages.
Some examples of shell and tube heat exchanger designs within the JM Dixon Associates portfolio of work include:
- Fixed tubesheet exchangers
- Floating head exchangers
- U-Tube exchanger/bundles
- Tank Heaters/Coils for Storage Tanks
- Kettle type reboilers
- Single and Multipass Units
- Single, Divided and Crossflow
- Fin Fan Air Coolers
- Plate Heat Exchangers
- Expansion Joint/Bellows
Please be aware that JM Dixon Associates do not currently undertake the thermal design of shell and tube heat exchangers.