Plate type heat exchangers can be found in many industries. This type of heat exchanger, along with the shell and tube type heat exchanger, are the most common heat exchangers seen today.
The plate type heat exchanger has a high heat transfer capacity for its size. Corrugated plate sheets can be made of many different materials in order to match requirements.
Although plate heat exchangers have many beneficial attributes, they are prone to fouling due to the low clearance space between the plates. This type of heat exchanger is also problematic if damage to the gaskets occur and the fluids mix between the two systems (usually the systems are dubbed ‘hot’ and ‘cold’).
This 3D model shows all major components associated with a typical plate type heat exchanger, these include:
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