Power plant heat exchangers 

Enhancing efficiency and product quality in power generation


Tranter’s plate heat exchangers help improve energy consumption, boost operational effectiveness, and bolster the dependability and eco-friendliness of power generation systems for conventional coal or natural gas fired power plants, nuclear, combined heat and power and renewable energy plants. Heat exchangers are instrumental in power generation processes, playing a crucial tole in elevating efficiency, ensuring safety, and promoting environmental protection by heat recovery.

Power generation

Meeting your essential needs in the power generation industry

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Power generation

Some applications within the power generation industry

Central cooling of power plants

A closed loop of cooling medium, normally water or water/glycol mixture is used for all the different cooling duties in power generation and to dissipate heat from the components of the power plants. The cooling medium is cooled by seawater or lake water in gasketed plate and frame heat exchangers to avoid using corrosive and erosive sea/lake water inside the process. Tranter’s plate and frame heat exchangers are optimal for large cooling medium cooler duties, capable of handling close temperature approaches and large volumes with minimum plot space requirements.


If the power plant location doesn’t have a sea, lake or river nearby, central cooling is done by cooling towers. Tranter’s gasketed plate and frame heat exchangers are employed as cooling tower intermediate cooler. The plate heat exchanger intermediate cooler protects the power plant by keeping the internal cooling water clean.

Conventional power plants

Conventional power plants that generate heat and electricity by burning fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, or oil have a great need for efficient and reliable heat exchangers. Tranter’s gasketed and welded plate heat exchangers help optimize steam generation, recovering waste heat, and various lube oil cooling applications to the turbines, transformers and electricity generators, as well as feed water heaters, feedwater and vacuum pump coolers. In combined heat and power plants, Tranter’s plate heat exchangers play an essential role in connecting the plant to the district heating network to ensure the generated heat is reused to the maximum.

Nuclear power plants

Heat exchangers in nuclear power plants transfer heat from the reactor coolant (usually water or a liquid metal) to a secondary loop, where steam is produced without directly exposing it to radioactive materials. Tranter’s gasketed plate and frame heat exchangers are mainly employed in the secondary loop on the nuclear power plant, providing efficient heat recovery and reliable operation and cooling of the plant.

Solar power plants

Centralized solar power (CSP) plants use mirrors or lenses to concentrate sunlight onto a receiver, which heats a working fluid (such as molten salt). Tranter’s gasketed and welded plate heat exchangers transfer the heat from the working fluid to water, generating steam for electricity generation.


Exploring carbon capture and green hydrogen?

To reach the NetZero goals, new and existing power plants are looking to reduce the CO2 emissions. Post combustion CO2 capture to power plants involves removing CO2 from gas streams using continuous absorption with regenerable solvents, crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change. Tranter leads in providing heat exchangers for carbon capture, ensuring your plant operates safely and reliably.

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Tranter heat exchangers in green hydrogen production

Tranter’s compact plate heat exchangers are used in various energy intense industrial applications. Let’s take a look at how plate heat exchangers can be used in the production of green hydrogen and in the hydrogen value chain. 

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