Integrally finned tubes, supplied by USEL Tubular Division, are ideal for industries that need to increase the heat transfer performance of fluids, whilst minimising the physical size and cost of heat exchangers.
Most tubular materials can be finned. However, the hardness of the material determines the finning code or fin profile.
The fin itself is rolled out from the wall of the tube - making it integral with the tube. By rolling the fin, the wall thickness beneath the finned section is reduced compared with the plain ends.
Harder materials like stainless steel, nickel alloys and titanium have greater fin density (28, 30 or 36 fins/inch). The shallower fins reduce work hardening of the material - eliminating the risk of the fin root cracking. Softer materials such as carbon steel, copper and copper alloys have a deeper fin profile which gives them a lower fin density (16 or 19 fins/inch).
Using integrally low finned tubes can massively improve the typical surface area by:
The % increase depends on the fluids within the heat exchanger and thermal performance improvement varies from 20% to 100%.
Get a quote for integrally finned tubes
At USEL Tubular Division, we can customise integrally finned tubes to match your unique requirements. All tubes are manufactured to the highest quality and are priced suitably for every budget, offering exceptional value for money
If you require u bent integrally finned tubes, plain ends or intermediary unfinned sections, please specify.
For more information or to discuss your needs in more detail feel free to call us on 0191 587 1777.
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Fast, efficient delivery of integrally finned tubes
We make sure all integrally finned tubes are delivered on time, regardless of destination, and can schedule delivery to meet emergency or planned maintenance requirements.
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