Founded in 1970, Fabsco Shell & Tube, LLC, is located in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.  Fabsco offers a complete line of TEMA-type shell and tube units including replacement bundles, parts, gaskets, and re-tube.  Fabsco is a one-stop solution by providing all the necessary functions for thermal rating, mechanical design, drafting, and shop fabrication.  Throughout the years Fabsco has maintained active roles in the field's professional organizations, such as:

  • TEMA - Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association

  • API - American Petroleum Institute

  • HTRI - Heat Transfer Research Inc.

  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Some examples of applications include:

  • Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers - All TEMA configured

  • Waste Oil Heaters

  • Chillers and Condensors

  • Tube Bundles

  • Clad & Overlay Units

  • Boilers

  • Sulfur Condensors

Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Shell and tube heat exchangers are the most common type of heat exchanger in oil refineries and other large chemical processes, and are well suited for high pressure applications.  As its name implies, they consist of a shell (large pressure vessel) with a bundle of tubes inside it.  One fluid runs through the tubes, while another fluid runs around the tubes to transfer heat between the two. The set of tubes is called the tube bundle, and may be composed of either bare or finned tubes.  Fabsco manufactures shell and tube exchangers in various configurations, including U-tube and straight tube designs, single or multi-pass, and single or dual phase.