Shell & Tube Exchangers

Custom Heat Transfer Solutions

Exchanger Industries Limited (EIL) has been a leader in custom heat transfer solutions since 1961. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, EIL has carefully curated and established long standing relationships with manufacturers in India, Korea, China and the USA. These relationships allow us to provide our clients with a wide range of delivery and pricing options.

EIL’s shell and tube products are used by an extensive of blue-chip international companies, operating in the natural gas, petrochemical and global oil industries worldwide. Our extensive experience with carbon steel, high alloys and weld overlay materials to suit a wide variety of process requirements.

Tema & API 660

EIL’s experienced product design and engineering team have procedures in place to ensure requirements for both industry wide standards, TEMA and API 660, are met. Our certifications include ASME ‘U’, ‘S’, ‘R’. EIL is ASME Certified and follows the Audited Quality Program.


Superior Technology

The team at Exchanger Industries Limited (EIL) believes in being experts of heat transfer technology and passing on that experience and knowledge to our clients. EMbaffle® is one of those technologies.

Indeed, since 2010 EIL is one of three global licensees, and the only North American licensee approved to manufacture EMbaffle® products. EMbaffle® heat exchanger technology represents a step change within tube support baffle design, offering significant performance benefits when compared to conventional system designs. It can successfully be added to both new projects and refurbishments.

Changing the Shape of Baffle Designs

EMbaffle® has pioneered a step change in baffle design that significantly reduced fouling and eliminates vibration. The design features an expanded metal (EM) baffle grid made of plate material that has been slit and expanded. The designs, which can be made more compact than a traditional baffle design, have reduced diametrical dimensions and weight. The result is a major improvement in heat exchanger performance, leading to improved heat transfer, resulting in reduced energy consumption and lower CO2 NOX emissions. This, in turn, can materially reduce operating costs.

Tube vibration in the EMbaffle® heat exchanger is effectively eliminated and the risk of systems mechanical damage is significantly reduced. This absence of cross-flow induced vibration allows considerable flexibility in heat exchanger design.


Improved Shell Side Heat Transfer

Since 2004 Exchanger Industries Limited (EIL) has been a licensed partner of HELIXCHANGER® technology from Lummus Technology Heat Transfer.

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

EIL has designed and manufactured more than 300 HELIXCHANGERS®. With its double helix designs, 40-degree helix angles and up to 76-inch diameter the HELIXCHANGER® provides you with an improved shell side heat transfer system and reduced fouling.

The applications range from crude pre-heat 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.


When compared with conventional, perpendicular, segmentally baffled shell and tube heat exchangers, HELIXCHANGER® heat exchangers offer several advantages, including:

  • Enhanced heat transfer
  • Lower shell side pressure drops
  • Capital cost savings – typically 20%
  • Lower shell side fouling
  • Extended run-length and service life
  • Reduced vibration hazards
  • Reduced heating, pumping and maintenance costs
  • Increased process capacity of up to 40%

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World Leader In Industrial Heat Transfer Technology