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The plates of flat plate heat exchangers are mounted in such a way so that the flow of hot and cool liquid runs counter to the other without coming into direct contact. The plates used in the mechanism are typically fabricated from a conductive metal such as stainless steel or aluminum. Read More…

Plate Heat Exchangers Plate heat exchangers are a type of heat transfer unit that are constructed of mounted plates in a rigid frame that creates parallel flow channels for the passage of liquids and gases. Used commonly in residential, commercial and industrial applications, flat plate heat exchangers are designed to offer an efficient heat transfer process for applications in which the flow of materials and the temperature of the materials are moderate.
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Medford, WI  |  715-748-5888

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, refining, and renewable energy markets. When you need a solution that is guaranteed to work, trust the helpful heat exchanger experts at Enerquip.

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Decatur, IL  |  217-422-2770

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. It’s our promise.

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Twinsburg, OH  |  330-405-0844

CG Thermal LLC is a customer focused, technology driven, solution oriented company. We provide process technology solutions for harsh and corrosive process streams. Our services range from providing customer specific process equipment and technical support to consulting and turn-key engineered solutions.

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Hopkins, MN  |  952-933-2559

Xchanger, leading manufacturer of industrial air cooled & liquid cooled heat exchangers for faster, safer & more cost efficient processes, offers 10 standard heat exchanger & blower aftercooler lines. Using proven designs optimized for your specific demands & built-to-order, Xchanger prides itself on custom & completely unique configurations utilizing fin-tube or fin-plate heat transfer surfaces.

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Bristow, VA  |  703-257-1660

Since 1991, AGC Heat Transfer has been producing sanitary plate frame heat exchangers. We offer regasketing for all makes and models of plate heat exchangers. AGC provides replacement parts or frames if your heat exchanger needs repair or upgrading and do field leak checks and upgrades.

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Sand Springs, OK  |  918-245-6685

CUST-O-FAB has been a trusted leader in the heat exchanger industry since 1972. Our years of experience have equipped us with the talent and skills to manufacture the best heat exchangers in the industry. We are dedicated to advancing our company and creating innovative strategies and solutions.

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The plates will come under a certain amount of pressure due to the temperature changes and pressure of flow, therefore the material chosen needs to be durable. There is also a chance of thermal stress and shock as one side of the plate is exposed to cool liquid while the other side is exposed to heated liquid.

As the respective temperatures are absorbed by the plate, it may experience some stress and needs to be strong enough to maintain its shape under that stress. Plate heat exchangers are used in heating, cooling, steam and industrial processes in equipment such as chillers, refrigeration and HVAC processes. Another common use of these exchangers is in domestic water heating applications using small versions of the mechanisms.

There are many advantages to using plate heat exchangers in place of alternate options such as shell and tube heat exchangers or spiral heat exchangers. Flat plate exchangers are relatively small compared to the amount of liquid they are able to process. They offer high performance results in terms of efficiency as the rate of heat transfer is directly comparable to the amount of surface area available.

The flat plates offer a large surface area, further increased by the addition of a corrugated surface that allows for a large amount of heat to be transferred through the plate at one time. The corrugations also create disruptions in the flow of liquid that increase the exposure of the liquid to the plate surface and therefore further increase the rate of transfer.

Further advantages include the low installations costs and typically low maintenance costs of plate heat exchangers. While certain materials processed with these exchanges may leave residual traces on the plates that require cleaning, the structures generally are simple and durable. Plate heat exchangers can also be used in the process of waste heat recovery, allowing manufacturers to make their processes greener.

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