ThermoFit plate technology is a new Tranter design concept offering a significant boost in plate and frame heat exchanger performance and unit integrity. ThermoFit plates, available in both stainless steel and titanium alloys, feature three new design approaches: The HydroFit™ Flow Distribution System Concept The GrooveFit™ Groove/Gasket System Concept The Halo™ Plate Alignment Concept The…
- Tranter can fabricate a plate pack with a larger number of plates throughout the range of plate diameters.
- Tranter offers its wide-gap, deep-draw plates throughout the range of sizes; others do not.
- Tranter uses plasma arc welding for perimeter and porthole welding. Others use a fusion weld that can be asymmetrical.
- Tranter uses all-metallic plate edge fillers to prevent shell fluid bypass in the flat perimeter area on the plate outside diameter. Others use NBR, EPDM, silicon or graphite rope, which have proven to sustain early failure.
- Tranter welds inlet and outlet pipes only to cover plates (never directly to plate packs) using full penetration or groove-welded methods, following AD-2000 and ASME code rules. A full penetration welds allows units to qualify for Lethal Service.
- Tranter uses a 100% alloy baffle shroud seal that provides consistent sealing against shell length. This seal is heavily reinforced against deformation during core removal procedures. It self-conforms to variations in shell and core concentricity.
- Tranter’s shroud is typically 33% thicker sheet material and is rigidly welded at both ends for stability. Multiple tie rods and clamping plates structure ensures that stresses on the core do not translate to deformation of the shroud and loss of performance.