Typical Heat Exchanger Limitations:

  • Single point of failure – one tube fracture results in entire unit failure
  • Relies on minimizing metal thickness for higher efficiency
  • High susceptibility to fouling - very difficult to clean
  • Not practical for dirty exhaust streams
  • Low efficiencies
  • Can't withstand higher temperatures
  • Complex engineering structures
  • Typically fail through thermal stress cracking
  • Very difficult and expensive to repair
  • Failure = Immediate downtime and monetary loss
  • Cannot be used in highly corrosive environments

As a result, most industrial waste heat remains unrecovered.
"Current heat exchanger design is the
biggest limiting factor to effective waste heat recovery!"
Advanced Heat Recovery, Inc.
an AQUA Innovations Company
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