Smaller equipment footprint.
A hairpin requires half the overall length of a countercurrent shell and tube equivalent.
Supports spanning the full height of the shells allow for the stacking of multiple units in a series arrangement.
Differential thermal expansion.
The tubes in a hairpin are free to expand so expansion joints are not needed, which saves on up-front costs.
High terminal temperature gradient tolerance.
Terminal ends are decoupled, preventing potential failure from thermal stresses.
Pure countercurrent flow.
Temperature cross between fluids and close temperature approaches can be handled in a single hairpin instead of multiple shell and tube units.
Special closure styles handle high tube-side pressure with better thermal effciency and a smaller shell.
High pressure design.
Unique sealing mechanisms allow for high pressure designs with the convenience of a removable bundle.
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