Shell & tube Heat Exchanger Fabrication


Bendel is an industry leader in custom design and fabrication of shell and tube heat exchangers, including: 

  • Fixed Tubesheet:  Two stationary tubesheets attached to the shell, a bundle of straight tubes is connected between the tubesheets and contain baffles to direct the flow around the tubes in order to generate the required heat transfer. A channel cover assembly is attached to each tubesheet.

  • Floating Tubesheet:  This design is similar to the Fixed Tubesheet design except one tubesheet is allowed to move axially within the shell while the other tubesheet is fixed. This configuration allows for the tube bundle to be removable.

  • U-Tube:  Consists of straight length tubes bent into a U-shape with both ends terminating at the tubesheet. The tube bundle is fitted with supports or flow baffles. The tubesheet/tube bundle is placed in the shell and bolted between the head flange and shell body flange. A head assembly is required to direct the fluid in and out through tube bundle. This configuration allows for the entire tube bundle to be removable.


  • HTRI: Thermal Rating Calculation Software
  • Compress: Pressure Vessel Mechanical Design Software


All Exchangers are designed to standard configurations designed in accordance with ASME Code, Section VIII, Division 1.

  • API-660



  • Stainless Steel
  • Carbon Steel
  • Nickel Alloy
  • Duplex



Our high-speed milling and drilling machine is designed to provide outstanding close tolerance machining:

  • Quickmill Intimidator 96: Superior solution for large part machining and drilling accuracy that provides a powerful, precise tool that performs flawlessly time after time. Bed size of 96” x 185-1/2” 

Bendel is here to serve you and provide the highest quality custom built Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers to meet your application's requirements. We welcome the opportunity to provide you a quote.


Call us today at: 866-596-5112 to learn more about our custom engineering and fabrication services and talk about your upcoming shell & tube heat exchanger project - or request a quote below.

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