Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers – Design, Fabrication, Installation

Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers
Project Experience
Heat exchangers require approved welding procedures and our ASME certified welders combined with our design and project team are experienced to be able to meet the strict requirements of industrial heat exchangers. All designs meet the requirements of the ASME Code and TEMA, whether they are made from 4” diameter pipe or 120” plate shells. We also offer heat exchanger repair and maintenance.
Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers Fabrication and Serviced:
  • Coolers
  • Heaters
  • Condensers
  • Vaporizers
  • Reboilers
  • Falling Film Evaporators
  • Roberts Type Evaporators
  • Air Cooled Heat Exchangers
  • Crystallizers
  • Industrial Heat Exchangers
  • Sanitary Heat Exchangers
Code Compliance
Riggins Company is an ASME Code fabrication shop and we hold Section VIII “U” and “U2” stamps as well as National Board’s “R” stamp. All of our welders are qualified to perform ASME code fabrication work and our quality control program applies this stringent set of fabrication standards to every job.
Industry Experience
Riggins specializes in the design, fabrication, and installation of mechanical and process equipment for the following industries:
  • Chemical and specialty chemical 
  • Energy and power plants including coal gasification plants, nuclear power plants, and power generation facilities 
  • Military, defense, and shipbuilding 
  • Pulp and paper 
  • Petrochemical 
  • Waste water treatment plants (WWTP) and water treatment plants (WTP)
Design and Fabrication Services
Our in-house engineering team’s expertise in heat and thermal transfer heat exchangers enables us to provide a broad range of solutions including:
  • Design and fabrication for new facilities and pilot plants 
  • Build-to-print replacement shell and tube heat exchanger units for existing facilities 
  • Replacement tube bundles, shells, channels, baffles, heads and other replacement parts for existing heat exchangers
  • On-site installation, rigging, repair and cleaning services for customers within 200 miles of Riggins facilities in Hampton, VA
Heat Exchanger FAQ’s
Do you have a completed TEMA spec sheet?
A completed TEMA spec sheet gives Riggins all the information we need to quickly provide you a firm fixed price quote.
Contact us today.
If not, please consider the following:

What type of unit is it?

Riggins is an experienced TEMA type heat exchanger manufacturer. We do all types including: (AES, BEM, NEN, AXM, etc)

Do you have shop drawings and/or a U-1 data sheet for an existing heat exchanger?

Shop drawings are a great place to start. If you have them, we can typically provide a firm, fixed proposal including price and delivery in one week or less.

What is the material of construction?

Some examples of materials used in a custom shell and tube heat exchanger include stainless steel, Duplex stainless steel, copper alloys, Copper Nickel (CuNi), Inconel, Monel, titanium, and Haynes Alloys.

What are the design pressures on the shell side and tube side?

Design pressures will be shown on the U-1 data sheet. If you do not have a U-1 data sheet, we can provide engineering consultation on the design of heat exchanger units.

Does your unit require blasting and painting?

Riggins has a blast and paint facility located adjacent to our fabrication facility.


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