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API Basco Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers

API Basco Type 500, HT, AHT and BWS, OP and TEMA Designed Shell & Tube
Heat Exchangers

API Heat Transfer's extensive line of Basco/Whitlock 500, HT, AHT, BWS, BWU, OP and
TEMA designated heat exchangers run the gamut, offering the benefits of ferrous and non-
ferrous construction in highly standardized designs or fully engineered, TEMA designated heat
exchangers. Standard units are dimensionally interchangeable with heat exchangers made by
Thermal Transfer, ITT, Basco, Whitlock, Ketema, Young, and American Industrial among others
API design advantages include increased corrosion resistance, maximum obtainment of tube
quantity in a given diameter for better efficiency, and lower entrance velocity and pressure drop
as a result of the dome shell nozzle.

Sizes: 2" to 144" diameter; 8" to 600" length
Shells: Brass, Carbon Steel or 304 & 316 Stainless Steel
Tubes: 1/4", 3/8", 5/8" or 3/4” diameter tubes available Copper, Admiralty, 90/10 or 70/30 CuNi, 304 & 316 S/S or Titanium in Straight tube or U-Tube configurations with lofin,BASCOR or plate fin tubing.
Baffles: Precision punched Carbon Steel, Brass or 316 S/S
Heads: Cast iron, Bronze, 316 S/S; fabricated heads available in Steel, 304 S/S, or 90/10 CuNi.
Flow: Available in 1-pass, 2-pass, and 4-pass designs
Codes: Commercial Standard (non-code) ASME (available above 4" diameter), TEMA, ASME,ABS, API 614, 660, 618 PED, USCG, Chinese Safety Quality License, Australian Code,Singapore Code, DOSH Malaysian Code, CRN, Polish Code, Indian Boiler Regulations and others.


Typical applications:
Compressor Systems
Lube Oil Consoles
Hydraulic Systems
Engine Jacket Water
Plastic Molding Machines
Steam/Water to Water Heating or Cooling
Turbine
Marine Applications
Paint Systems
Air Dryers

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