Advantages of Gasketed Plate vs. Tubular Heat Exchangers:

High Heat Transfer

  • Film coefficients three to five-times greater
  • Efficient operation with up to 98% heat recovery or regeneration
  • Low liquid hold-up enables faster reaction times to change in process
  • Fluids flow counter-current to each other between the parallel passages in each pass

Economical and Compact

  • Reduces floor space by up to 90%, weighs less and delivers higher performance
  • Lower hold-up volume minimizes the amount of product required for flooding, reduces usage of high cost service fluids and improves thermal reaction times
  • Reduced capital costs and installation expenses
  • High energy recovery reduces energy costs

Cleanability

  • Efficient design of heat transfer area reduces fouling caused by debris and dirt
  • Simplified cleaning and plate accessibility
  • Designed for use of effective CIP, removing chemical films or scaling deposits

Accessibility

  • Full access to both sides of the heat-transfer surface for inspection, maintenance, and cleaning
  • Access is readily accomplished within the installed space of the unit

Flexibility

  • Modular design enables expansion of your heat exchanger as process requirements grow
  • Handles multiple duties and fluid streams in a single unit
  • Easily reconfigured to meet changing process needs
  • Wide variety of sizes and style ensuring optimal solutions for your applications