PO Box 1037
1301 Sanders Ave. SW
Massillion, OH 44648

Phone: 330.837.5141
FAX: 330.837.0558

FAQ Heat Exchanger Sales/Services

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  1. Question: What does it cost to clean my heat exchanger?
  2. Question: What does it cost to Retube my heat exchanger
  3. Question: What happens after I send in my heat exchanger for repair?
  4. Question: The original manufacturer of my heat exchanger has gone out of business and I need a new heat exchanger. What are my options?
  5. Question: How do you clean a heat exchanger?
  6. Question: How large of a Heat Exchanger can you work on?
  7. Question: What is your Exchange Program and how does it work?

 

 

 

Question: What does it cost to clean my heat exchanger?
Answer: All units are Hydrotested before and after cleaning. For fixed tube units less than an 8" shell, typical costs are $200-$300 and includes gaskets. For removable nest units and fixed tube units 8" and larger, the price will generally be higher. Firm prices will be provided based on initial Hydrotest and inspection.
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Question: What does it cost to Retube my heat exchanger?
Answer: If we know the number of tubes, tube OD and wall thickness, and tube material, and tube length, an estimate can usually be prepared. A worksheet is available for you to fill out.
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Question: What happens after I send in my heat exchanger for repair?
Answer: After we receive your prepaid shipment, trained technicians will visually inspect and Hydrotest your heat exchanger. A worksheet will be prepared and given to the estimator. The estimator will advise you of the condition and recommended course of action. If the labor costs to repair and recondition your unit exceed 75% of the cost of a new unit, a new replacement unit will most likely be quoted. If a new unit is purchased from HydroThrift Corp. within 30 days, the Hydrotest and Inspection fee will be waived.
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Question: The original manufacturer of my heat exchanger has gone out of business and I need a new heat exchanger. What are my options?
Answer: HydroThrift maintains a large library of heat exchanger drawings from many manufacturers. However, if we do not have a drawing for your unit and you have a drawing of the heat exchanger, HydroThrift can quote a replacement unit. If you don't have a drawing you can ship the unit to HydroThrift Corp. for a quotation. If the unit is in service and cannot be removed until the replacement unit arrives, HydroThrift Corp. will send their Factory Trained Salesperson to your site for an inspection. There is no charge to detail and quote.
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Question: How do you clean a heat exchanger?
Answer: A lot depends on what kind of heat exchanger it is and what the nature of the deposits are. Shell and tube heat exchangers can be chemically cleaned and mechanically cleaned. Caustic solution is used to remove hydrocarbon deposits and Acid solution is used to remove lime and scale deposits. If chemical cleaning does not remove the deposits, it may be necessary to water flush drill the tubes in a shell and tube heat exchanger. Plate and frame heat exchangers are first chemically cleaned, then disassembled and each plate is inspected. Further cleaning is done by hand with an appropriate brush and steam.
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Question: How large of a Heat Exchanger can you work on?
Answer: The only limitation we have currently is weight. Our lifting capacity is 30 tons.
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Question: What is your Exchange Program and how does it work?
Answer: Some compressor intercoolers (XLE, LLE, PRE, PL,WN) are kept in stock for immediate shipment. The XLE intercoolers are manufactured reusing existing side plates which drastically reduces cost. When you place an order for an XLE intercooler, it will ship in 1-2 days. Upon receipt of the unit, swap it out with the old one and return the old unit for a core credit. We will reuse the side plates for the next customer. This will reduce your down time to several hours instead of several weeks and reduce your cost of materials.
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