High Pressure, High Temperature Exchangers

FBM-Hudson Italiana has developed design and manufacturing know-how to prevent hydrogen and high temperature embrittlement and cracking of the base material and the disbonding of the stainless steel weld overlays which may occur in Shell &Tubes Exchangers built for Hydrocraking, Hydrosulphurisation, Residue Desulphurisation, and similar applications.

A special development effort has been devoted to High Pressure Closures where FBM-Hudson Italiana offers the following type of closures

  • Flanged
  • Threaded
  • Ring Locked
High Efficiency Design Exchangers

FBM-Hudson Italiana designs and manufactures the following types of enhanced performances exchangers:

  • Rod Baffles Exchangers
  • Helix Exchangers ( Lummus Technology Heat Transfer Licence)
  • Low finned tubes exchangers
  • Special configurations for tubular reactors
Special Metallurgy Exchangers

FBM-Hudson Italiana main products with special metallurgy are:

  • High Pressure Urea Exchangers with Titanium and/or Duplex Stainless Steel
  • Large Exchangers for PTA plants with Titanium and /or Duplex Stainless Steel
  • High Pressure Exchangers for seawater applications with Titanium
Special Manufacturing Processes

FBM-Hudson Italiana has the capability to design and manufacture exchangers with complex features and arrangements:

  • Back face welding
  • Multiwall and Multilayers Shells
  • Vertical Floating Head Exchangers
  • Large exchangers for LNG and PTA plants
Refinery Services

FBM Hudson Italiana are a leading company in design and manufacturing high pressure and high temperature shell & tubes heat exchangers for the above mentioned fields.

FBM Hudson Italiana products range includes, among others, conventional bolted-in with welded diaphragm exchangers and also more sophisticated threaded and lock-ring closures

Threaded type heat exchanger, named also Breech Lock Type HE, is a design and operational option to the conventional bolted closures and feature the following advantages:

  • Reduction of criticality of large bolted joints and lighter overall exchanger weight due to thinner channels
  • Faster opening and closure of the exchanger cover
  • No flames due to cutting or welding during maintenance of the exchanger
  • Re-setting of gasket seating in operation
Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Chemical, Power Services

FBM Hudson Italiana are a leading supplier of equipment for Petrochemical application. Specifically we can supply all type of metallurgies to comply with the main requirements of this industry.

FBM Hudson Italiana products range includes, among others, exchangers and reactors for Aromatics, Ethylene, Methanol, Olefins, Platforming and PTA processes

LNG, Offshore & Desalination Services

FBM Hudson Italiana design and supply Heaters, Chillers, Coolers, Condensers and other equipment for LNG, Desalination and Offshore Plants.

Materials of manufacturing range from Carbon Steel to Stainless Steel and Titanium



The activity of FBM Hudson Italiana started in far of 1941 with the manufacture of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers in a very wide range of material, such as:

  • carbon stell
  • stainless steel
  • incoloy
  • low alloy
  • titanium
  • inconel
  • high alloy
  • hastelloy
  • zirconium
  • tantalium

FBM Hudson Italiana design and manufacture all types of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers either according to classification as per TEMA standards or by customer’s specifications.


  • Shell&Tube Heat Exchangers, Carbon and Stainless Steel
  • Shell&Tube Heat Exchangers, Low Alloy Steel
  • Shell&Tube Heat Exchangers, Duplex, Incoloy, Special Alloy Steel
  • Shell&Tube Heat Exchangers, Copper Alloy (Monel, …)
  • Shell&Tube Heat Exchangers, Extra Large Sizes
  • Shell&Tube Heat Exchangers, Titanium
  • Fully Welded Plate Heat Exchangers
  • Carbamate Condensers / Urea Strippers
  • Sulphur Condensers
  • Heat Exchangers for Special Applications, High Pressure (>100 bars) and high temperature for Onshore and Offshore applications