|Gasketed plate-and-frame heat exchangers
Gasketed plate-and-frame heat exchangers (GPHEs) provide efficient heat transfer in compact equipment with a small footprint - much smaller and more efficient than shell-and-tube heat exchangers.Get more news about Alfa Laval Plates,you can vist our website!
Plate heat exchangers are designed to optimize heat transfer, because the corrugated plates provide by far the greatest surface area through which the heat can be drawn from one gas or liquid to the other.The units also have a flexible design and are easy to service and maintain.
Gasketed plate heat exchangers benefits:
Precision heat transfer - closer approach temperature, true counter current flow, 80-90% less hold-up volume
Low overall cost - low capital investment, reduced installation costs, limited maintenance and operating costs
Maximum reliability - less fouling, stress, wear and corrosion
Environmentally responsible - minimum energy consumption for maximum process effect, reduced cleaning
Easy to expand capacity - simply add or remove plates on the existing frame
The product range is extremely wide and is used in duties for heating, cooling, heat recovery, evaporation and condensation in industries ranging from HVAC, refrigeration, engine cooling, dairy and food to heavier processes like chemical processing, oil production and power generation.
Gasketed plate heat exchangers may be the industry standard for general heating and cooling duties, but the technology inside a GPHE is far from standard. All plate heat exchangers are NOT created equal, and we've seen the consequences of choosing heat exchangers purely based on cost. We understand cost is important, but in most circumstances the costs to repair or replace units, as well as the inefficiencies of undersized units, far outweigh the upfront capital cost savings.
Selecting the right GPHE can be a challenge, but we're here to help. We've created a simple selection guide to help guide you toward the best GPHE for your application. However, it's always best to eventually talk to one of our expert engineers so they can make sure you get the perfect fit.Plate heat exchangers have an essential role in most applications. If they function poorly, they may lead to lower product quality, reduced safety and higher energy costs. And if they fail, they can lead to costly downtime and major losses in production. This makes it important to perform maintenance – and important to do it correctly.|