Plate heat exchangers are used wherever thermal energy (heat) has to be transferred from one fluid to another. The advantage is that they can maintain the fluid temperature at a very low and stable level - depending on the temperature of the coolant.

Plate heat exchangers consist of a stack of stamped heat exchange plates which are either brazed together or bolted togeher in a frame with gaskets.

The design and construction of the brazed plate heat exchangers are particularly compact and efficient. The heat transfer plates are made in stainless steel and are brazed with copper as standard. For use with aggressive media, nickel braze can also be used.
Copper brazed plate heat exchangers are pressure resistant up to 30bar, nickel brazed up to 10bar. Special models are however also suitable for higher pressures.

Gasketed plate heat exchangers are particularly suitabel for large flows and high cooling capacities. The stack of heat transfer plates and gaskets is clamped together with bolts in a frame.
This means that the plate heat exchanger can also be dismantled for cleaning and maintenance. Furthermore it is possible to add more plates at a later date to achieve a higher capacity.

A plate heat exchanger can be used wherever there should be heat transfer between two fluids.

Typical applications are

  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Presses
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Test rigs
  • Motors / engines