Why Specify Shell And Plate Instead of Shell And Tube?

Compare the footprint of the SUPERMAX® Shell And Plate Exchanger with an equivalent duty shell and tube. You would have to double the shell and tube footprint to be able to pull the tube bundle for service.

The Tranter SUPERMAX® Shell And Plate welded heat exchanger enables you to obtain the thermal efficiency and compactness of plate and frame heat exchangers in elevated pressure/temperature applications. Until recently, heat exchangers in elevated pressure/temperature or corrosive media applications had to be shell and tube units. This meant constant tradeoffs in thermal efficiency, material mass and excessive physical footprint. No longer.

  • Compact size. They require only 30–50% of the space of equivalent shell and tube exchangers.
  • Versatility. They meet challenging application needs with liquids, gases, steam and two-phase mixtures, including aggressive media, organic solvents, steam heaters and as interchangers.
  • High heat transfer efficiency. Turbulent flow induced by the corrugated plates enables them to handle temperature approaches of less than 1°C (2°F).
  • Small hold-up volume. Fast start-ups and close following of process changes.
  • Low maintenance. A natural scouring action helps keep plates from fouling. There are no tubesheet welds to crack, fail and cause intermixing
Standard and removable core SUPERMAX® Shell And Plate Heat Exchangers.