Leading Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger Manufacturers

Plate and frame heat exchangers expose fluids to a larger surface area than traditional tube heat exchangers. This feature provides the advantage of quick temperature changes that cannot be achieved in other designs. Read More…

Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers Plate and frame heat exchangers transfer heat from one liquid to another through corrugated plates, fastened together and mounted on a frame. Within plate and frame heat exchangers, hot and cold fluids run separate from each other in different chambers. Plate exchangers are used widely in water heating in domestic, commercial and industrial settings due to the energy efficiency of the process, as well as in cooling and refrigeration processes.

Enerquip is your trusted shell and tube heat exchanger partner. Our in-house, thermal design engineers and ASME welders and fabricators can design and build custom engineered solutions for your company’s specific needs. Our experience and expertise have earned us a preferred supplier status with leading companies in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, cannabis, personal care, chemical,...

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Mason Manufacturing is a custom fabricator of shell and tube heat exchangers, ASME pressure vessels, columns, and tanks. Located in Decatur, Illinois, Mason has over 60 years of experience providing customers with custom fabricated vessels that conform to customer specifications, applicable codes, accepted industry standards and that are consistently shipped on time with competitive pricing....

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At Tech Fab, we specialize in providing comprehensive solutions for heat exchangers, tailored to meet the diverse needs of our valued clientele. With decades of experience and expertise in the fabrication industry, we have established ourselves as a trusted leader, known for our unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Our product offerings encompass a wide range...

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Since 1983, we have been providing quality heat transfer products for a wide variety of applications. We repair, rebuild or manufacture heat exchangers, tube heat exchangers, shell heat exchangers and double-wall heat exchangers. Electronics, hospitals and housing industries depend on us.

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Since 1930 we have been a leader in providing control solutions and process equipment at McRae Engineering. Our product offerings include heat exchangers, agitators, boilers, vacuum pumps, process heaters, dampers, centrifugal blowers, and more. We also provide various repair services for our customers. Our experienced engineers will work with you to ensure all your specifications are met. Our...

McRae Engineering Equipment Limited $$$

At Lone Star Thermal Engineering, we specialize in providing comprehensive solutions for heat exchangers tailored to meet the diverse needs of our valued clientele. With our expertise in the field of thermal engineering, we have established ourselves as a trusted leader known for our commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Our product portfolio encompasses a wide range of...

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Plate heat exchangers are most suitable for medium and low pressure fluids as the speed of the process is achieved through the surface area. The two alternating chambers are separated by a plate which is usually corrugated metal. Stainless steel is commonly used as it is a durable metal with a high temperature tolerance rate which is ideal for transferring heat. These plates are connected to each other in a frame, usually with a thin space between each plate forming a parallel channel for the different temperature liquids to flow through. Corrugation on the surface of the plates adds a disruptive effect to the smooth flow of liquid, further increasing the rate of heat transfer as the molecules of the liquid are moved around on the surface.

A major advantage of using a plate and frame exchanger is that the fluids in the process are exposed to a greater surface area, and is a reason why plate exchangers are often used as water to water heat exchangers. As the fluids are spread out over the surface area of the plates, heat is transferred at a greater capacity and the speed of the temperature change is subsequently affected.

Plate exchangers are relatively compact compared to the amount of heat transfer they are able to accomplish. This makes them an ideal heat exchange solution where space is a concern. They are typical easy to maintain and clean which is important for some manufacturing processes where the liquids may leave residue.

Adaptations to a plate and frame heat exchanger can be made fairly easily depending on its intended use. Depending on the type of material used, and the process used to fabricate the plates, it can be a cost-effective method of heat exchange, although the running costs of the pump and process should still be taken into consideration.

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