Hybrid heat exchangers combine the advantages of shell & tube and plate heat exchangers. The larger surface area permits a physically smaller heat exchanger with better cooling capacity.
Bare tube heat exchangers are an ideal choice for cooling high viscosity fluids and particle containing fluids that may clog a cooler with internal cooling fins.
Fail-safe coolers prevent the mixture of fluids should one of the cooling tubes fail. This is achieved by double wall tubes and safety switches that indicate a tube failure.