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Pre-Engineered Exchangers

Basco Type 500 Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger

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The API Basco Type 500 Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger offers the cost effectiveness that comes with having a standard design, while easily providing for various options to meet specific customer requirements. Units are available as Commercial Standard, ASME ( CRN ) or ASME/TEMA-C (with CRN ). Basco 500 heat exchangers are commonly used as compressor coolers. The Type 500 line is intended to provide maximum service performance at minimum cost.

Basco Type 500 Shell & Tube Applications:

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Basco/Whitlock Hub-Design Heat Exchangers

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Similar to the API Basco type 500 heat exchangers, API Heat transfer offers a line of hub type heat exchangers that are pre-engineered to provide the cost and design advantages associated with standard heat exchangers. API offers hub replacement exchangers for their Basco, Whitlock and Ketema designs as well as other manufacturers.

Type HT

  • Non-Ferrous shell-side components
  • Optional tube materials
  • Cast Bonnets
  • ASME / CRN

Type AHT

  • All 316 Stainless Steel shell-side components
  • 316 Stainless Steel Tubes
  • Cast 316 Stainless Steel Bonnets
  • ASME / CRN


Type HTR and AHTR heat exchangers are similar to the HT and AHT described above except they feature removable U-tube bundles. HTR features non-ferrous construction while AHTR has all 316 stainless steelShellandtube shell materials. Models available with ASME Code Stamps and CRN’s

AHTR models in 10? and 12? shell diameters have fabricated heads.

Basco/ Whitlock Hub-Design Applications:

  • Compressor skids
  • Stationary engines
  • Refrigeration
  • Lube Oil Cooler
  • Hydraulic Oil Cooler
  • Turbine skids
  • Vapour service
  • Molding machines
  • Marine applications
  • Food applications
  • Sterilizing

Basco Type OP Heat Exchanger

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The Basco OP design has proven to be the preferred TEMA Type AEW shell & tube heat exchanger in the market. The unique construction of the Basco OP permits inspection and maintenance of the tubeside without draining the shellside or disturbing the piping. The benefit is that these exchangers are Pre-Engineered so the design is set and the cost advantages and improved lead-time are passed on to the customers.

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Basco Pipeline After Coolers (PLAC)

The Basco PLAC aftercooler and companion separator provide an ideal combination to remove troublesome moisture from your compressed air or gas. The PLAC design has tubes effectively arranged to maximize heat transfer and reduce cooling water usage. Tubes are readily accessible for cleaning to maintain their high heat transfer efficiency and low pressure drop.

Removable tube bundles allow cleaning of shell side surfaces. Fabricated according to ASME code, PLAC’s are designed to operate 150psi maximum both sides.

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