Type OP

Basco® Type OP Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers

First introduced in 1962, our Basco OP design has proven to be the preferred TEMA Type AEW shell and tube heat exchanger in the market. The “OP”, or “O-Ring Protected” design features removable tube bundle, nozzle location flexibility, and a unique threaded O-ring retainer that permits removal of the reversing bonnet without disturbing the piping or draining the shellside fluid. Removal of the channel cover permits full inspection and cleaning of the tube side.

Our Basco Double “O” Ring Seal Protection

Permits the bundle to expand and contract without strain or intermixing of shell and tubeside fluids. O-Rings retain compression and are unaffected by vibration and temperature changes. Telltale holes reveal any leakage.

Special Feature

The unique construction of the Basco OP permits inspection and maintenance of the tubeside without draining the shellside or disturbing the piping.

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  • Compressors
  • Fluid Power
  • Industrial Markets
  • Power Generation
  • Power generators
  • Power plant equipment
Sizes3" to 42" diameter; 12" to 360" length (available in 12" increments)
ShellsCarbon Steel or 304 Stainless Steel
Tubes3/8", 5/8", or 3/4" diameter tubes available Carbon Steel, Copper, Admiralty, 90/10 or 70/30 CuNi, 304 S/S or Titanium. Straight tube configurations
BafflesPrecision punched Carbon Steel, Brass or Stainless Steel
HeadsChannels and bonnets available in Steel
FlowAvailable in 1-pass and 2-pass designs

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