Heat Exchangers for Rent

United Rentals has a selection of heat exchangers for rent to meet your jobsite needs. Heat exchangers are used in a variety of industrial applications, including power generation, petroleum refining and chemical processing. They are also commonly utilized in sterilization and pasteurization or other sanitizing operations to help maintain food and beverage storage practices or even support temperature regulation for storing pharmaceutical products. Our exchangers come with a variety of features including 316 stainless steel and 2,205 duplex alloy bundles and secondary vent nozzles on the shell sides of the equipment. Further, each is thoroughly cleaned and inspected after each use and hydrotested to meet industry specifications and standards. With size and power options capable of servicing up to 2,999 square feet, our heat exchanger options are prepared to support jobs large and small. You can trust United Rentals to provide equipment to meet your task needs.

FAQs About Heat Exchangers

What is a heat exchanger?

  • A heat exchanger is a device that allows two fluids to exchange thermal energy. The heat is transferred by way of separate mediums to avoid mixing the fluids.

How does a heat exchanger work?

  • Heat exchangers work by transferring one fluid, the hot fluid, through tubes, while the other fluid, the cold fluid, surrounds the tubes. This arrangement allows the two fluids to exchange heat until they reach equilibrium.

What are the different types of heat exchangers?

  • Types of heat exchangers include shell and tube exchangers, plate and frame exchangers, and scraped surface exchangers, each type with its own unique features. Shell and tube exchangers have a grouping of tubes held within the outer shelling that expand and contract during the heat exchange process while plate and frame exchangers operate similarly, but they're composed of a stack of plates instead of tubes. Scraped surface exchangers are constructed of spinning dashers comprised of rows of scraper blades and are used for heat exchange involving crystallization processes for sticky fluids.

tube heat exchanger on trailer on jobsite
Cat Class Code
244-3970

Tube Heat Exchanger, 1,000-1,999 sq. ft.

  • 316 stainless steel and 2,205 duplex alloy bundles
  • All exchangers cleaned and inspected after every use
  • API 510 inspected, documented and certified
  • Hydrotested to specifications
  • Secondary vent nozzle on shell side
  • Uses: Ideal for all types of heat-transfer applications
tube heat exchanger on trailer at jobsite
Cat Class Code
244-3975

Tube Heat Exchanger, 2,000-2,999 sq. ft.

  • 316 stainless steel and 2,205 duplex alloy bundles
  • All exchangers cleaned and inspected after every use
  • API 510 inspected, documented and certified
  • Hydrotested to specifications
  • Secondary vent nozzle on shell side
  • Uses: Ideal for all types of heat-transfer applications
tube heat exchanger on trailer at job site
Cat Class Code
244-3960

Tube Heat Exchanger, 250-499 sq. ft.

  • 316 stainless steel and 2,205 duplex alloy bundles
  • All exchangers cleaned and inspected after every use
  • API 510 inspected, documented and certified
  • Hydrotested to specifications
  • Secondary vent nozzle on shell side
  • Uses: Ideal for all types of heat-transfer applications
tube heat exchanger on jobsite on trailer
Cat Class Code
244-3965

Tube Heat Exchanger, 500-999 sq. ft.

  • 316 stainless steel and 2,205 duplex alloy bundles
  • All exchangers cleaned and inspected after every use
  • API 510 inspected, documented and certified
  • Hydrotested to specifications
  • Secondary vent nozzle on shell side
  • Uses: Ideal for all types of heat-transfer applications