Kerr Pump & Supply specializes in a variety of heat exchangers, with a large inventory available to serve your needs.  We custom build systems to include heat exchangers that are expandable.

Following are the key heat exchanger categories.

Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Contains a shell with bundles of tubes inside the shell.  One fluid runs through the tubes, and another fluid flows over the tubes through the shell to transfer heat between the two fluids.

SIMS Company

In 1985, Kerr purchased SIMS Company, who had been making heat exchangers for 99 years. We continue to supply the same high quality shell and tube heat exchange equipment as The Sims Company did in the past. This includes SIMS Company heat exchanger parts, service and new units.

Plate Heat Exchangers

The plate heat exchanger has a pack of corrugated metal plates with portholes for the passage of the two fluids between which heat transfer will take place.  The plates are fitted with a gasket which seals the interpolate channel and directs fluids into alternate channels.  The number of plates is determined by the flow rate, physical properties of the fluids, pressure drop and temperature program.  The plate corrugations promote fluid turbulence and support the plates against differential pressure.

Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers

Here the plate heat exchangers have the stainless steel plates brazed which eliminates the need for gaskets and thick frame plates.  Brazing material seals and holds the plates together at the contact points ensuring optimal heat transfer efficiency pressure resistance.

Cooling Towers

Cooling tower extracts heat from water by evaporation

Immersion Heaters

Immersion heaters are easy to install and maintain. Designed for heating liquids and gases in tanks and pressure vessels, immersion heaters are ideal for applications requiring higher kilowatts.  Immersion heaters are made with tubular elements brazed or welded to a flange. Stock heaters are equipped with a general purpose (NEMA 1) terminal enclosure.

Immersion Panels

Immersion plates are a low-cost way to heat and cool tank contents.

Manufacturers for Heat Exchangers

  • Alfa Laval for Plate and Frame, spiral, brazed, welded heat exchangers.
  • Kerr Thermal for shell and tube heat exchangers – Replacement Tube bundles for all makes.
  • Xchanger for air to air, air to liquid, tank vent condensers.
  • Fluid Chillers Inc. for custom industrial process chillers, portable and stationary.
  • Thermal Transfer for shell and tube heat exchangers.
  • Delta Cooling Towers for corrosion proof cooling towers.
  • ThermaPlate for immersion plates, plate banks, tank jackets, clamp on jackets and custom assemblies.


Contact Kerr for expert assistance with Heat Exchangers.