hiTRAN Thermal Systems
hiTRAN Thermal Systems offer significant enhancement for tube-side heat transfer as an easily installed solution for new or retrofitted tubular heat exchangers.
hiTRAN turbulators offers the greatest benefit for laminar and transitional flow regimes where an increase in heat transfer coefficient of up to 16 times is possible. Whilst there is an associated increase in pressure loss for the same flow conditions, judicious application will allow most suitable cases significant benefit without an overall increase in pressure loss. For fully turbulent flow, increase in heat transfer is still available. However the application is only effective if there is sufficient pressure drop.
Cal Gavin also has good experience in applying hiTRAN to tubeside boiling and condensing applications. The suitability of such cases is dependent on the flow conditions and heat transfer mechanisms, requiring careful analysis by our engineers. How hiTRAN works
Benefits of hiTRAN
Solving heat exchanger problems
hiTRAN Systems have been successful in solving various heat exchanger problems;
- Fouling mitigation
- Reducing maldistribution
- Saving energy
- Improving heat exchanger performance
- Predictable turndown
hiTRAN Matrix Elements (wire turbulators) are simple to install, which makes them ideal as a retrofit solution, and are fully removable. The flexibility of the Elements means they can be installed with a contact – fit to the tube wall, which is required for optimum performance. The hiTRAN turbulator geometry can be significantly varied to suit different tube sizes and to offer different heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics. The performance data is backed by years of research and measurements in our test rig.
Frequently Asked Questions about hiTRAN installation.