Vipertex® enhanced surfaces are rolled in coil form, promoting repeatability, volume production and cost efficiency. These surfaces can then be transformed into tube or used in a flat configuration to incorporate into heat exchanger designs with greater flexibility and scalability, helping you optimize a solution for your project.


Vipertex® Applications - Desalination

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 space 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-fouling properties
  • Readily enhanced titanium surfaces

Whether you are retrofitting an existing installation or building new, let us help you determine the economic value of using Vipertex®. To begin the conversation with the Vipertex® team to optimize a solution for your application, click here.