Kettle Re-boilers are simple and reliable. They can handle high vaporization of up to 80 percent and are easy to maintain. The liquid from the bottom of the tower flows through the tube bundle and exits as condensate. A restraining device (baffle) controls the liquid level over the bundle.
Salient features of these type of Kettle re-boilers are:
- they are used only for re-boilers to provide a large disengagement space in order to minimize shell side liquid carry over.
- the entire tube bundle including floating head assembly can be removed
- the tube side fluid is cooled by boiling the fluid on the shell side.
- suited for processes where the heating medium is dirty.
Contact the engineering team at Fluid Dynamics for assistance with all shell & tube heat exchangers.