Basco/Whitlock U-Tube Heat Exchangers

API Heat Transfer manufactures several variations of U-Tube heat exchangers. Both the Type 500 and Hub-Design are available in U-Tube configurations. However, to address the very basic of needs for industrial heating and cooling applications, API’s Model BWS and BW U-Tube heat exchangers offer highly standardized construction at a very attractive price. The BWS is designed for Water-to-Steam, while the BW is built for Water-toWater service. Units are also available as Immersion Tank Heat Exchangers.
API Basco Type HTR Removable Bundle Heat Exchanger
Sizes: 4″ to 20″ diameter; 28″ to 130″ length
Shells: Carbon Steel or 316 Stainless Steel
Tubes: 3/4″ diameter tubes only Copper, 90/10 CuNi, Carbon Steel, Admiralty, or 316 S/S.
Baffles: Precision punched Carbon Steel, Brass or 316 S/S
Heads: Cast iron, Brass, 316 S/S, or fabricated Carbon Steel.
Flow: Available in 2-pass, and 4-pass designs
Codes: ASME
Available in Copper, 90/10 CuNi, 316 Stainless Steel, Admiralty or Carbon Steel. Tubes are roller expanded. Rugged shell available in Steel and 316 Stainless Steel. Minimum clearances between shell and baffles reduce by-pass and maximize heat transfer. Heads available in Cast Iron, Brass, 316 Stainless Steel or Fabricated Carbon Steel. Thick Carbon Steel, 316 Stainless Steel or 90/10 CuNi tubesheets. Precision punched baffles assure effective circulation by providing minimum clearances between the tubes and tube holes. Baffle cuts and spacking for each diameter are consistent with best practices. Standard available material includes Carbon Steel, Brass and 316 Stainless Steel.
Constructed in accordance with ASME Code, Section VIII, Division 1, these heavy duty “U”-Tube heat exchangers have built-in protection against damage caused by the inherent forces which occur during heating and cooling as the vessel thermally expands and contracts. As the one end of the bundle is free to float, the unit is safe even under exteme thermal cycling. This makes them ideal for use with steam as the heating medium.
Typical applications for the BWS and BW models include:
  • Water heating with steam
  • Condensate cooling
  • Boiler feedwater preheating
  • Cooling tower trim cooling
  • Glycol cooling
  • Oil cooling
For complete information on this product visit our Literature section for a free download of the Basco/Whitlock U-Tube & Tank Immersion Heat Exchangers brochure.