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Tranter Plate Heat Exchanger footprint compared to shell & tube

Gasketed plate heat exchangers occupy only a fraction of the space required by shell & tube units and are much lighter in weight.


 

Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers in district cooling
These enormous plate heat exchangers are two of seven installed in a district cooling facility for the city of Stockholm, using seawater as a cooling source.

 

Plate Heat Exchangers

When To Consider Plate Heat Exchangers

There are many situations for which a plate heat exchanger can become your best technical and business solution compared to a shell & tube unit. As long as the operating temperatures and pressures do not exceed 180°C (356°F) or 27.5 bar (400 psi), a plate heat exchanger is worth a look, particularly if you need:

• More heat transfer or you are evaluating an expansion within a tight footprint...

• The most compact heat exchanger on the market...

• The most economical heat exchanger solution available...

• A high alloy material to withstand corrosion...

• To save energy and recover heat from a low grade waste stream...

• A long thermal duty or close temperature approach solution.

Especially if you are not quite sure about your heat load, or you anticipate a need more heat transfer capacity soon, a flexible, modular plate heat exchanger will conserve precious capital today and certainly tomorrow.

Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers as cooling loop isolation exchangers

When heat load is uncertain or widely variable, plate heat exchangers provide a flexible and economical solution.​