KLINGER KEMPCHEN BAFFLE
For sealing longitudinal baffles in
high-performance heat exchangers
The baffle seal plays an important role in effectively
sealing the gap between the longitudinal baffle and the heat
exchanger shell in high-performance heat exchangers. In
particular, when there are small differences in temperature,
even low, short-circuit currents cause a significant power
loss. This can largely be avoided by using the baffle seal.
The seal is easily assembled directly onto the longitudinal
baffle. Bolts are not required to affix. This means that
there is no need to drill holes or do any of the usual
bolting work during assembly.
- The thermal efficiency of shell and tube heat
exchangers can be improved by using baffle seals as
a means of sealing the clearances between the tube
bundle baffle plates and the shell inside diameter.
- Longitudinal baffle seals are used on heat
exchangers with two-pass or split process flows
within the shell.
- Transverse baffle seals are used to reduce the
clearance between the shell and the transverse
Baffle seals for Heat Exchangers are manufactured from 1.4571
steel (SS316Ti) as a standard, but can also be provided in
other material options, based on specific process media
conditions. The seals are fitted easily, and under most
circumstances require no additional tooling, drilling, or
bolting of the seal to the baffle plate.
Thermoseal's Houston warehouse carries a range of baffle
seals to fit the most commonly encountered baffle plate
thickness between 1/4" and 3/4". Other sizes are also
available, on a make-to-order basis.