Exchanger Industries is a licensed partner of HELIXCHANGER ® technology from Lummus Technology Heat Transfer of the HELIXCHANGER ® technology

HELIXCHANGER heat exchangers increase the capacity and lower maintenance costs for existing plants, and reduce capital investment, plot space and energy costs for grassroots applications. More than 1,800 HELIXCHANGER heat exchangers are in operation worldwide, for varied systems and applications in the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical and chemical industries.

The applications range from crude preheat exchangers, feed preheat exchangers in delayed cokers, feed / effluent exchangers in refinery and petrochemical processes, bitumen exchangers in oil-sands, major system equipment in ethylene plants to polymer solution coolers in the chemical industry.

In a HELIXCHANGER heat exchanger, quadrant-shaped plate baffles are placed at an angle to the tube axis in a sequential arrangement to create a helical flow pattern. The helical flow offers improved thermal effectiveness, enhanced heat transfer, reduced pressure drop, lower fouling, and significantly reduced vibration hazards.


Compared with conventional perpendicular segmentally baffled shell and tube heat exchangers, HELIXCHANGER heat exchangers offer the following advantages.

  • Enhanced heat trasfer
  • Lower shellside pressure drop
  • Reduced investment cost
  • Lower shellside fouling
  • Extended run-length and service life
  • Reduced vibration hazards
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Capital cost savings – typically 20%
  • Increased process capacity of up to 40%
  • Extended run-lengths of up to 3-4 times
  • Lower energy costs, pumping costs and downstream heating costs
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Lower total life cycle costs