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Large Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers in a steel mill
The correct combination of plate styles and gasket materials mean high efficiency with long service life, especially important in mission-critical duties.

Tranter Plate Heat Exchanger as a vent condenser

This plate heat exchanger operates at high flow rates and low pressure drop as a vent condenser in a biofuels plant.


Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers with various end plate and nozzle choices

Frames and piping connections can be specified exactly as you need them from the factory.

Plate Heat Exchangers

Plate Styles

Tranter offers one of the world’s largest ranges of plate styles with optimum flow configurations. With this design flexibility, Tranter can accommodate individual process conditions better than any other brand of heat exchangers. When you furnish your application conditions, our applications engineers balance all constraints within our variety of tested designs. You will receive a timely quote for an optimally efficient exchanger, backed by a thermal performance guarantee and our life-cycle Multi-Brand™ service.

Styles include wide-gap plates for viscous fluids or slurries and herringbone pattern plates for regular industrial fluids suitable for high heat transfer rates at low pressure drops.

Our unique mixed Ultraflex high-and low-NTU pattern plates result in an exchanger with maximum efficiency and with the lowest possible heat transfer area, because the thermal and the hydraulic requirements can be optimized for best utilization of available pressure drops.

Tranter double-wall plates provide double security against intermixing, even in the event of plate rupture. Each plate consists of two identical plates welded together around the four portholes so that any leaks through the plates flow to the exterior to the inter-plate space instead of contaminating the other channel.

Plate Materials And Gaskets

Plates can be produced in virtually any metal that can be cold-formed, including: stainless steels (304, 316, 317, etc.); titanium; Monel®; nickel; alloys 825, 20Cb-3, B-2 and C-276; and a variety of other materials. Plates are available in sizes ranging from 0.06 m2 (0.64 ft2) to 4.41 m2 (47.5 ft2) and in thicknesses from 0.4 mm (0.016 in.) to 1.0 mm (0.039 in.).

Quality compounded gasket materials include NBR, EPDM, Viton, Neoprene, Butyl, Hypalon, Teflon-encapsulated NBR and others, specified to match your process conditions, to maximum operating temperatures of 180°C (356°F).

Pass Configurations

Most units are designed for a one pass/one pass flow arrangement resulting in all nozzles being installed on the stationary end frame; however, inserting one or more special turning plates within the plate pack makes possible multi-pass or multi-duty units.

Frames And Connections

Tranter offers solid end frames that can be ASME Code stamped up to a design pressure of 27.56 barg (400 psig). Tranter offers ASA loose flange type nozzles as standard on reinforced end frames and studded port connections as standard on solid end frames. In addition, threaded pipe, sanitary and Victaulic connections are available.

Sampling of Tranter plate styles 

A wide variety of plate styles enables precise accommodation of duty conditions.