Inproheat Industries offers Compact Welded heat exchangers from Tranter and Nexson.
These heat exchangers are defined by an assembly of plates that are usually washboard-patterned-embossed or herringbone with almost all of the design material being involved in the heat transfer process. Every other plate is turned 180°, which causes the ridges of the adjacent plates to intersect with one another – ultimately forming a lattice of contact points. When these points are subsequently brazed together, the unit functions as a compact and pressure-resistant heat exchanger.
The compact design of these heat exchangers offer a considerable reduction in size and weight as compared to traditional heat exchangers. The design lends itself well to applications in compact spaces.
The smaller design encourages a compact engineered system and offers maximum pressure resistance along with a high heat transfer rate – making it ideal for high temperature applications.
Based on the application, a range of choices relating to product materials are available. Plates can be designed using stainless steel, titanium, or other alloys while shells are available in carbon steel, titanium, stainless steel, and other alloys.
Many customization options are available, including the number of plates, passes, and nozzle configurations.
Compact welded heat exchangers are commonly used in processes and applications involving liquids, gases, and steam such as liquid-to-liquid cooling, liquid to steam cooling, gas-to-liquid, gas-to-gas, and two-phase mixtures.
Specific applications that are ideal for these heat exchangers include:
Additionally, some types can be used for corrosive chemicals, high pressure or extreme temperatures in chemical process industries or in other industries that feature particularly aggressive environments.