How Coiled Rod or Spring Turbulators Work
Turbulators break-up the laminar flow of fluids or gasses inside the tubes or flue passes of heat exchange equipment to promote greater contact with the tube wall resulting in more even heat distribution and improvement in heat transfer coefficients. They are custom-made for every application and fabricated in such a way that the coil OD closely matches the tube ID, providing the greatest measure of conductive heat transfer. Turbulators can help to extend equipment life by eliminating hot and cool spots that cause thermal stress and can also reduce the formation of soot by improving combustion characteristics to lower maintenance costs. Learn more about how turbulators work.
Function: Improve heat transfer efficiency in tubular heat exchange equipment
Materials: Typically Oil Tempered Carbon Steel, Various Grades of Stainless Steel, Copper Brass and More
Maximum Temperature: Dependent Upon Material Choice
Outside Diameter: .25” – 10”
Wire Diameter: .008”- .625”
End Options: Open or Closed; Ground or Not Ground
Length: Limited ONLY by shipping feasibility
Additional Services: JIT (Just In Time) Delivery; Fuel Efficiency will manufacture and warehouse for next day shipment
Typical Lead Time: 1-5 Weeks, depending upon material availability and production schedule
Define Your Dimensional Requirements
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Like the Angular (“Brock”) Turbulator, the Coiled Rod turbulator is normally used in gaseous applications.
- Firetube Boilers
- Radiant Heaters
Coiled Rod Turbulators are shipped ready to install and require minimal boiler/burner modifications. The average installation takes one to four hours. In most cases there’s no downtime or loss of heat or steam pressure.
If we do not meet our agreed upon specifications, we will replace your turbulators for free!