Leaks from this type of heat exchanger are caused by damaged gaskets between the plates, or defective plates.
If your shell and tube heat exchanger has a visible leak, the cause is usually one of two conditions: A hole in the shell or leaks caused, or damaged gaskets. After an inpsection of your heat exchanger, XChanger Mechanical can determine the cause of your leak and provide a proposal to repair.
Xchanger Mechanical recommends that a shell and tube heat exchanger be retubed when you have one of the following scenarios: Non-destructive testing shows significant tubes are worn, or 10% of your tubes have been plugged.
Regular maintenance is always a good idea. It ensures everything is in appropriate working condition, and provides opportunity to prevent future emergency repairs.
XChanger Mechanical can clean your heat exchanger on site or in our warehouse.
After inspection of your heat exchanger, XChanger Mechanical will recommend the best cleaning method for your heat exchanger based on our findings.