As part of our ongoing development programme, Bowman has
introduced an important new development – Composite End Covers - for a number
of heat exchangers and hydraulic oil coolers.
Composites are now firmly established as a high performance
solution for many production components throughout industry and at Bowman we
have been developing an engineered composite product solution for applications
where our heat exchangers are used with an aggressive cooling medium, such as
sea water, or mineral rich fresh water.
In such applications, historically Brass or Gunmetal have
been used for the end covers of our units and, whilst these materials perform
to a high standard, in certain conditions, the problem of galvanic reaction
between dissimilar materials can lead to corrosion within the heat exchanger.
Additionally, Brass and Gunmetal are both premium priced materials which can
prove to be an obstacle for certain customers.
Our new Composite End Covers are a ground breaking
development in that they combine the original performance and durability of our
traditional metallic end covers, with lighter weight and a more cost effective
Bowman is introducing Composite end covers on a rolling
change basis to all 3 pass marine specification heat exchangers. Our FC, FG, FH 100 and FH 200 ranges are the first heat exchangers to benefit from this
new development, with other ranges following on at future dates to be advised
A more detailed Product Bulletin is available and can be