Vipertex® Applications - Desalination

Vipertex® enhanced surfaces, either in a tube or flat rolled configuration, are rolled into coils of metal, promoting repeatability, volume production and cost efficiency. Vipertex® makes it possible to incorporate enhanced surfaces into heat exchanger designs with greater flexibility and scalability, helping you optimize a solution for your project.

The desalination industry can benefit greatly from the use of Vipertex® enhanced surfaces. In some applications, heat transfer is enhanced five-fold compared to smooth tubing. Plate exchanger configurations can also benefit from flat rolled Vipertex® enhanced surfaces. While increased efficiency is a desirable benefit in itself, there is a remarkably powerful argument to be made to retrofit bottlenecked operations with a more efficient heat exchanger that does not require additional space to install. The economic value to the end user is extraordinary.

For new installations, Vipertex® affords the opportunity to build a higher capacity unit. Another way to consider this is that a unit of given capacity will be smaller if constructed using Vipertex® materials. Building a smaller unit in the first place can be economically compelling in terms of reduced materials, reduced real estate required, and less project complexity.

Potential benefits of Vipertex® in desalination applications include:

  • Reduced energy consumption to produce potable water
  • Bottleneck resolution
  • Higher capacity operations
  • Smaller, less expensive heat exchanger installations
  • Demonstrated anti-foulding properties
  • Readily enhanced titanium surfaces

To begin the conversation with the Vipertex® team to optimize a solution for your application, click here.