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Heat Exchangers for Refrigeration

Tranter engineers compact and durable heat transfer products used in large-scale refrigeration systems serving the manufacturing and distribution of food, pharmaceuticals, compressed gases and various other needs. Tranter exchangers bring higher efficiency and a higher margin of safety to the use of more environmentally friendly refrigerants. Outstanding design flexibility makes them adaptable to precise refrigeration requirements.

Tranter Shell & Plate Heat Exchangers for refrigeration
Tranter Shell & Plate Heat Exchangers for refrigeration.

Compact Size, Light Weight And Precise Thermal Length Make Plate Heat Exchangers Ideal For Refrigeration


Precisely controlled refrigeration is critical to the manufacture and distribution of countless foods, medications and gases (fuel and industrial), as well as winter sports and recreation facilities. Tranter is a leading supplier of heat transfer products used in large-scale refrigeration systems serving:

  • Food processing

  • Public or private refrigerated warehouses

  • Biomolecules and pharmaceuticals

  • Food stores and supermarkets

  • Industrial gases

  • Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and other fuel gases

  • Refrigerated transportation, including liquified petroleum gases

  • Ice rinks

Consider these exclusive plate heat exchanger advantages:

  • Compact and light weight for lower cost skid structures

  • High reliability in duties to pressures to 100 barg (1450 psig) and temperatures from -58° to 900°C (-50° to 1650°F) for standard range units

  • Corrugated plates induce turbulent flow for high “U” or “K” values, with minimal pressure drop

  • Quality welded construction for impressively long service life

  • Shell & plate exchangers with no gaskets or nonferrous metal components, with the ability to use environmentally friendly refrigerants

  • Combination of multiple functions in a single vessel, saving connections and minimizing gaskets and seals, for minimal maintenance

  • Close temperature approaches (1°C or 2°F) for high efficiency, yet low pressure drop

  • Low hold-up volume for higher margins of safety, refrigerant cost savings and rapid response

  • Ability to handle single- and two-phase media, with phase change in either channel

  • Application flexibility with co-current or countercurrent flow and multiple pass capabilities

Detailed Application Engineering And Documentation


For heat exchanger units in critical service, Tranter can provide all major types of calculations and stability analysis, including motion load, wind load, seismic load, nozzle load and even detailed finite element analysis calculations if required. A dedicated Document Control Department produces documents in accordance with the most stringent of customer requirements.

Tranter fabricates in accordance with all major design codes, specifically ASME Section VIII Division 1 with U stamp, PED 97/23/EU with CE stamp and API 662 / ISO 15547. All Tranter manufacturing centers worldwide are certified according to ISO 9001:2008. Tranter is a member of HTRI, HEI, ARI and ASHRAE.

Global Service Coverage


Efficient operation is the key to optimum return of investment. Service centers located worldwide are ready to assist with OEM plates, gaskets, assembled plate packs, cleaning services and replacement units. Tranter sources systems in easy range, minimizing lead-time and freight for accommodating tight project schedules. With Tranter authorized service, you can always be sure that you get the right gaskets, the right plates and our OEM Guarantee. This ensures that the heat exchanger fulfills original as well as updated standards.

Tranter heat exchangers in refrigeration applications 

Tranter heat exchangers guard the storage quality of refrigerated products such as packaged meat with precision and efficiency.