Heat Exchanger Problems Troubleshooting

Design of new and retrofit heat transfer equipment

Troubleshooting and Process Optimization

H&C Heat Transfer Solutions provides troubleshooting expertise to determine the root cause of heat transfer equipment malfunctions and failures.  We will offer options for remedial action including estimated budget costs for implementation.



We will also evaluate the performance of your existing heat exchangers and associated equipment and provide practical recommendations to optimize asset utilization and reliability. 


Examples of troubleshooting projects we have worked on:

  • Modifications or re-designs of shell and tube exchangers experiencing performance issues (incl. deep vacuum condensation service)
  • Troubleshooting and resolutions of operating issues in thermosiphon reboilers systems
  • Troubleshooting and resolution of operating problems with MRU systems
  • Re-design and replacement of heat exchangers experiencing flow induced vibration problems
  • Evaluation of surplus heat exchangers such as air-coolers, shell & tube and plate & frame, for new or existing processes
  • Replacement of air-cooler bundles that were underperforming
  • Addition of air-preheaters on the convection section of existing furnaces