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Supplying 680 Tube Sheets and Baffles for Petrochemical Equipment:Case Study

In the vast realm of petrochemical equipment, precision and reliability are paramount. One crucial component that plays a vital role in ensuring efficient operation is the tube sheet and baffles assembly. These components serve as a key interface between the tubes and the shell of heat exchangers and boilers, providing structural integrity, fluid separation, and enhanced heat transfer. This project case involves the supply of 680 pieces of custom tube sheets and baffles for petrochemical equipment.

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Project Infomation

The project at hand involved the production and supply of 680 tube sheets and baffles for petrochemical equipment. To meet the rigorous demands of the industry, the materials selected were Q235 steel plates and 09MnNi forgings. Q235 steel plate offers excellent weldability and high strength, making it suitable for applications requiring robustness and resistance to stress. On the other hand, 09MnNi forgings possess superior toughness and corrosion resistance, ensuring longevity and reliability in harsh operating environments.

tube sheets and baffe plates for petrochemical equipment

Tube Sheet and Baffles: Key Components in Petrochemical Equipment
Tube sheets and baffles serve crucial functions within petrochemical equipment. Tube sheets are typically circular plates with holes drilled to accommodate the heat transfer tubes. They provide structural support and ensure proper alignment and sealing of the tubes. The baffles, on the other hand, are plates with intricate patterns that are placed between the tubes to induce turbulence, optimizing heat transfer efficiency. These components are essential for maintaining high thermal performance and preventing fluid bypass.

Manufacturing Process:
The manufacturing process for tube sheets and baffles involves several precise steps to achieve the desired specifications and ensure compatibility with the petrochemical equipment. The process includes cutting the raw materials into appropriate sizes, turning to achieve smooth surfaces, drilling precise holes to accommodate the tubes, and milling the baffles to create the required patterns. Stringent quality control measures are implemented throughout the manufacturing process to ensure dimensional accuracy and adherence to industry standards.

Timely Delivery:
Meeting delivery deadlines is crucial in any project, and in this case, the supply of 680 tube sheets and baffles was no exception. With a tight timeline of one month, the project required efficient coordination, streamlined processes, and meticulous planning. The manufacturing team worked diligently to optimize production efficiency without compromising quality. Close collaboration with logistics partners ensured that the components were packaged securely and shipped promptly, allowing for on-time delivery and seamless integration into the petrochemical equipment.

About Us

At Openex, we take immense pride in our expertise and experience in the production and supply of high-quality components for the petrochemical industry. With a dedicated team of skilled professionals and state-of-the-art facilities, we consistently deliver superior products that meet the stringent demands of our clients. Our commitment to precision, reliability, and customer satisfaction has earned us a solid reputation as a trusted partner in the industry.

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About Openex

Openex is home to a full-service, one-stop-shop, contract manufacturing company producing custom large machined parts and fabrications. Our full large fabrication services including large machining, cutting, welding, rolling, punching, braking, testing, painting, and others.
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