There are two types of condenser: air-cooled and liquid-cooled. The gaseous stream enters the condenser, where heat is removed, either by ambient air or liquid. The cooled stream becomes a liquid, which is discharged or recycled back into the process.
The cooled condensate may have become contaminated with other materials. If so, the stream will undergo further treatments before being discharged to the environment.
One common application is a steam condenser/surface condenser, where exhaust steam from a turbine is collected and reused in liquid form. In this way, condensation goes hand-in-hand with heat recovery and reduces the operational costs of a plant.
Why choose Sterling TT as your partner for condensers
We have access to an extensive range of materials. It means we can supply you with the best solution depending on your process fluid and ambient air conditions.
We tune the mechanical design philosophy to the application. When we define the mechanical build parameters, various factors guide us. They include end-user and third-party specifications and international rules.
We weigh mechanical, thermal, and commercial considerations to define the most cost-effective solution to meet your requirements.
Long-lasting and reliable condensers
Our exemplary standards of internal controls ensure the highest integrity for all completed condensers.
When it comes to condensers, our mechanical designs take into account the process and the ambient conditions. Our thermal design works to optimise the heat transfer rate. We combine these with our understanding of environmental conditions to select the optimal materials for the job.
Our expertise in fin design, our understanding of extended fin surfaces and their applications, helps us to deliver customised solutions for specific applications and environments. We can apply an extensive range of finned surfaces: from the conventional wrapped fin, through tube-in-plate options, to high-temperature tube-in-plate configurations (internally developed and tested).
If the process aims to recover heat into an airstream, we consider the airflows and required outlet temperature in the design of the condenser.
A case study and a happy customer
As a leading industrial condenser manufacturer, we have experience helping clients across industry sectors such as chemical and power generation.
“Worn Again Technologies required a greater level of flexibility to allow the management of change as they are developing their process technology. Sterling Thermal Technology allowed the flexibility to design the equipment based on limited data and Good Engineering Practice to meet the design specifications.”
Dr Michael Wise, Chemical Process Engineer, Worn Again Technologies