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 - Oil & Gas

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 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 oil & gas applications include:

Design and economic analysis can be performed using the HTRI® software for Vipertex® 1EHT. Learn more here.