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Type 500

Basco® Type 500 Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers

Our Basco Type 500 remains the industry standard in ultimate value and long-term reliability. This proven fixed tubesheet shell and tube heat exchanger offers the cost effectiveness that comes with having a highly standardized design, while easily providing various options to meet specific customer requirements.

Performance notes.

  • Pre-engineered components
  • Many readily available designs
  • Available in straight tube or u-tube bundles; removable and non-removable



3" to 12" diameter; 14" to 120" length


Carbon Steel or 304 Stainless Steel


1/4", 3/8" or 5/8" diameter tubes available in Copper, Admiralty, 90/10 CuNi, or 304 S/S.
Straight tube or U-Tube configurations


Precision punched Carbon Steel, Brass
or 304 S/S


Cast heads available in iron, 304 S/S, or bronze; 
Fabricated heads available in Steel, 304 S/S, or 90/10 CuNi.


Available in 1-pass, 2-pass, and 4-pass designs


Commercial Standard (non-code)

 Basco Type 500


Our Basco Type 500 heat exchangers are manufactured in our ISO 9001 certified Buffalo, NY facility and our Suzhou, China facility. We employ Demand Flow Technology (DFT) manufacturing processes where finished goods are made "on-demand" from components and in-line support machining centers. We've invested heavily in DFT and embrace the superior quality, improved workflow, and cost controls inherent in DFT manufacturing.


  • Compressor systems
  • Lube oil consoles
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Stationary engines
  • Turbines
  • Marine applications
  • Paint systems
  • Air dryers
  • Vapor recovery systems