Brown Fintube France Energy

Our company

Brown Fintube France Energy SAS : a company of the Energy transition division of the GALILÉ group since 2022.

Brown Fintube France Energy SAS, leader in the design and fabrication of tailor-made solutions for heat exchangers.

Since 1961, the activities of BFF are dedicated to the design, fabrication of equipment and turnkey solutions in the field of heat exchangers, having a worldwide well recognized know-how.

Having decades of experience, BFF is proposing a complete range of hairpin heat exchangers and bayonet vaporizers for the refining, oil & gas and chemical industries.

Thanks to the expertise of our team of thermal engineers, we are able to design heat transfer solutions which meet your process conditions, in accordance with highest international quality standards.

BFF teams ensures the thermal and mechanical design and the fabrication of equipment in its 11 500 sqm plant in Thonon Les Bains – France.

Our after sales service will assist you during the whole lifetime of the equipment (maintenance, adaptations for any change of process).

Aware of the environmental challenges to come, BFF supports all its customers in their energy transition and proposes innovative thermal solutions for these news markets (Hydrogen, Carbon Capture, Nuclear…).

A bit of history


A recognized know-how


A triple competence in thermal & mechanical calculations and welding.

Thermal design

Most efficient thermal design of heat exchangers in terms of performance, weight, tubes layout, footprint from bid stage, through the support of real own competences in our Commercial/Thermal team. In house developed thermal softwares, with more than 60 years of experience Internationally recognized software, such as HTRI ™ et ANSYS™

Mechanical design

Mechanical sizing of equipment, based on raw materials to be sourced

  • Calculations according to construction codes such as ASME VIII div. 1, EN 13445 or CODAP
  • Design as per standards such as API663, TEMA, ISO 12212


Manufacturing of equipment with suitable welding procedures and appropriate industrial tools,

  • Controlled welding processes (TIG, MIG, SMAW, orbital welding) .
  • All kind of materials (Carbon steel, Stainless steels, Low alloy steels, Duplex, Super Duplex, Titanium, Monel, Hastelloy, Inconel, Copper Alloys,…)


Quality Control of equipment against the most drastic requirements together with the support of:

  • Non Destructive Tests operators (MT, PT, RT, VT and leak test),
  • Quality assurance during fabrication
  • Its own tools for radiographic examination and leak testing (helium)

Brown Fintube France Energy can integrally handle your projects. They will be executed with best project management tools. A dedicated project manager will be assigned to your purchase order and he will coordinate all project stages.

Range of certifications


International certifications such as ASME U et S Stamp, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001

Local certifications and references such as Pressure Equipment Devices Directive 2014/68 Modules H, H1, D (CE marking for Europe), ISO 3834-2



Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Technip Energies, Tecnicas Reunidas, Mc Dermott, CTCI, GS E&C, Hyundai, KBR, Larsen & Toubro, Fluor, Saipem, Jacobs, JGC, Samsung, WOOD, UOP, Axens

End users

TotalEnergies, Saudi Aramco, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Petronas, Shell, BP, QatarEnergies, SAR, Braskem, Indian Oil, Reliance, SATORP, Repsol, Petrobras, OCP, DOW, SOLVAY, etc