Patent Number: 6,293,335

Title: Method and apparatus for optimizing heat transfer in a tube and shell heat exchanger

Abstract: A tube and shell heat exchanger having a transversely oriented inlet port and a spirally coiled heat transfer tube contained within an arcuate chamber created by an internal baffle in which the water to be conditioned travels along a helical pathway in which the flow has minimized water depth and high turbulence. The tube and shell heat exchanger maximizes heat transfer capability in a relatively easy to assemble design to make feasible the use of a higher cost material for the tubing such as titanium in a wide range of applications.

Inventors: Tawney; Jeffrey (St Petersburg, FL), Denorcy; Davod (Bradenton, FL), Smith; Dave (St. Pete, FL), Patrick; Michael (Clearwater, FL)

Assignee: AquaCal, Inc.

International Classification: F28F 13/12 (20060101); F28F 13/00 (20060101); F28D 7/00 (20060101); F28D 7/02 (20060101); F28D 007/12 (); F28D 009/00 (); F28F 003/12 (); F28F 001/14 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018