Ever since the first ‘Plate Heat Exchanger’ was developed to pasteurise milk, scientists, engineers and technicians have been improving and varying this apparently simple, but actually highly complex and demanding technology into a product range that utilises the ‘laws of nature’ to satisfy the world’s demand for heat transfer processes.
In essence, liquids or gases at different temperatures flow through channels between separate, corrugated plates and transport thermal energy from the system with the higher temperature to the system with the lower temperature.
This might sound a relatively simple process, but plate heat exchangers are individually tailored to their specific heat exchanging processes. The size of the heat transfer area, the selection of the plate materials, their surface profiles and flow properties, the wide range of gasket materials and connection variants create an almost unlimited modular system for tailor-made heat exchanger solutions.
Plate heat exchangers are energy-conscious and safety sensitive process components with high performance ranges and have considerable influence on the productivity and degree of sustainability of industrial processes, building air conditioning (HVAC) and automotive systems.
Whether the heat exchanger construction is based on, brazed plate, frame and plate or plate and shell technology they can be found across the whole spectrum of industry and commerce from food and beverage to chemical, oil and petrochemical, power generation, refrigeration and high rise buildings across the world they are reliable and safe for humans and the environment.