Vipertex® Applications - Oil & Gas
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 oil & gas industry can benefit greatly from the use of Vipertex® enhanced surfaces. In some applications, heat transfer is enhanced fivefold compared to smooth tubing. 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 oil & gas applications include:
- Bottleneck resolution
- Higher capacity operations
- Smaller, less expensive heat exchanger installations
- Demonstrated anti-fouling properties (read Fouling Results of Vipertex® 1EHT Tubes in Crude presented at HTRI Global Conference 2017)
- Readily enhanced stainless steel and titanium for corrosive applications
To begin the conversation with the Vipertex® team to optimize a solution for your application, click here.