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.

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.

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Performance Notes

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


  • Compressors
  • Engine Cooling
  • Fluid Power
  • Industrial Markets
  • Air dryers
  • Commercial shipbuilding
  • Mobile Equipment
  • Mining
  • Rail
Sizes3" to 12" diameter; 14" to 120" length
ShellsCarbon Steel or 304 Stainless Steel
Tubes1/4", 3/8" or 5/8" diameter tubes available in Copper, Admiralty, 90/10 CuNi, or 304 S/S., Straight tube or U-Tube configurations
BafflesPrecision punched Carbon Steel, Brassor 304 S/S
HeadsCast heads available in iron, 304 S/S, or bronze; Fabricated heads available in Steel, 304 S/S, or 90/10 CuNi.
FlowAvailable in 1-pass, 2-pass, and 4-pass designs
CodesCommercial Standard (non-code), ASME, TEMA-C

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