Heat exchangers are a common in applications where good thermal conductivity is a priority. They do their job by transferring heat to achieve desired temperature. Copper is a popular choice for heat exchangers in industrial facilities, refrigeration, hot water tanks and under-floor heating systems. High thermal conductivity allows high temperatures to pass through it quickly. Copper has additional properties desirable in heat exchangers including resistance to corrosion and thermal expansion.
Stainless steel tube heat exchangers can also be used in some other applications as a more cost-effective choice.
Heat exchangers are commonly used in the following situations:
industrial facilities include nuclear power plants, chemical plants, desalination plants and marine services.
Alloy has good corrosion resistance which protects against corrosion in saltwater. Good biofouling resistance to avoid formation of algae.