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Common Industrial Applications for Heat Exchangers

February 24th, 2023

Heat is a major concern in a lot of different industries. Depending on the process, too much heat—or not enough—could be disastrous. That’s why heat exchangers are so crucial for so many different industrial applications.

What is a Heat Exchanger?

Broadly speaking, heat exchangers are pieces of equipment that transfer thermal energy in the form of heat from one medium to another. Some are used to heat elements up, while others are used to cool elements down. There are many different types of heat exchangers; steam coils, fluid coils, compressor intercoolers and aftercoolers, and fan coolers are just a few examples.

As a leading heat exchanger manufacturer, we at IHT, Inc. serve a wide range of industries, including power generation, public utilities, military, industrial manufacturing, and more. Our products are used for many distinct applications within each of these industries.

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Common Heat Exchanger Applications

Heat exchangers play an integral role in a lot of manufacturing operations, as they keep equipment within appropriate temperature parameters. They are likewise necessary for many chemical processing applications because they can be used to prevent volatile substances from overheating. Industrial heat exchangers can also be used to recycle heat produced by specific operations, reusing it elsewhere and increasing a system’s overall efficiency.

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Common industrial applications for heat exchangers include:

  • Heating
  • Commercial climate control
  • Greenhouse irrigation
  • Food processing
  • Chemical processing
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Gas turbine inlet air chilling or heating
  • And more

Want to learn more about heat exchangers and their many industrial applications? Contact Industrial Heat Transfer, Inc. today. Give us a call at (608) 452-3103, send an email to, or click here to fill out our online contact form.

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