Jacketed Piping is a system of double tubes with a core pipe that is surrounded by an outer pipe. The medium flows through the core tube while a heating medium (or cooling medium) flows into the space between the core and casing tubes.
The biggest advantages for using jacketed piping:
- A very efficient way of heating, cooling and leakage monitoring.
- Material in all weldable steel types, including stainless steel and special materials. Combinations are also possible on request.
- Attachable, scalable standard components. Easy to assemble.
- Less planning effort for individual pipeline geometries.
- Uniform annular gap between inner and outer tube, for homogeneous heat transfer.
- In addition to detecting a leak, you can also transport the aggressive medium through the double-walled tube.
Advantages compared to electric heats:
- When using a hollow flange, the thermal bridges are very limited, ideal for critical purposes. Flanges are electrically more difficult to heat homogeneously, you can quickly see fluctuations in temperature.
- When there is residual steam in a factory, it is easy to reuse as a heating medium in the jacketed piping.
- Electrical heating is dependent on power, when power drops out you get a faster cooling of the medium.
- Acquisition costs are higher compared to electric heating, but the annual operating costs are lower. The return on investment for jacketed piping can be a few years, depending on the project.