What Are Half Pipe Coils?

Understanding fluid transfer can be difficult. There are so many ways that fluid can be transferred from one vessel to the other. Half pipe jacketing is one way that aids the fluid that is being transferred, as well as the vessel they are being transferred to.

What Is Half Pipe Jacket?

A half pipe jacket is just that, a jacket or a coating made of pipes that helps to create a round or circular path for the transfer fluid. This means that pipes are welded halfway up the vessel to create a circular path for the fluid. This allows for a higher heat transfer rate than other methods and allows the transfer of fluids at a much higher velocity.

What Is the Difference Between Half-Coil Jacketing and Conventional Jackets?

With conventional jackets, the main benefit is that they are able to maintain the least pressure drop. This means that they will be able to keep the most consistent pressure across the board. The main issue is that these are not going to be supported, and they are not going to have as much support from the vessel itself.

These pipes do have to be thicker, they have to be reinforced, and they do cost a bit more to create than other options. They are often used for low pressure fluids that are not going to put a ton of pressure on the piping, and they are often used on smaller tanks, 100 gallons or less.

Half pipe coils are often used on the exterior of the vessel as well as the interior and can be used for much larger vessels. They allow the liquids to be directed and can be used on the entire exterior of the vessel, or they can be used only on specific areas. They give a bit more control and are also great if you want to ensure that the pressure will not build too much and that you can have better control over the overall result. These pipes can handle a psi of up to 750 psi. They also work very well for applications that have very high heat.

Which Is Right for You?

It really does depend on the application when it comes to choosing the right jacket type. If you are working with something that is low pressure and low heat, a conventional jacket may suffice. For applications that are a bit trickier or a bit higher pressure, you may do better choosing a half jacket.

You can always talk with a designer and determine what is going to work best for you and best for your particular needs and application. Tailoring your piping and your jacket to what you are doing is always going to be the best option and the most effective overall.