Inproheat Industries is a longtime representative of Tranter in Western Canada. Working as a team, Inproheat and Tranter work to provide new equipment and aftermarket support to customers.
Tranter’s signature product is the heat exchanger. As such, we’re sharing knowledge about these sophisticated products with special attention to those manufactured and serviced by Tranter.
This time, we’re discussing a specific line of Tranter heat exchangers – Plate and Frame-Gasketed Heat Exchangers.
Plate and Frame-Gasketed Heat Exchangers
Plate and frame-gasketed heat exchangers are typified by thin plates that have a high degree of thermal conducivity.
Their patterns – typically herringbone or washboard – act as channels to allow media to flow. The handling of active flowing depends on the interaction between each layer’s flow direction and the patterns.
Turbulence, temperature and pressure drops that are necessary for a successful application can be determined through the plate pattern angle and flow directions.
Uses for Plate and Frame-Gasketed Heat Exchangers
Plate and frame-gasketed heat exchangers match well with high efficiency and high volume applications. Furthermore, both channels need resistant metals such as palladium or titanium.
With this in mind, they are ideal for tasks that need ongoing access to the unit for cleaning and for applications that require fluid temperature control and heat recovery.
The Features and Benefits of Plate and Frame-Gasketed Heat Exchangers
- First, maintenance of these heat exchangers is easy. They are designed to handle in-place expansion, disassembly for maintenance, replacement, or expansion.
- Secondly, they have a design that is scale-resistant.
- Finally, they come in a variety of different design options. These include size and design of plate, configurations of flow channels, and types of gasket. In addition, port connections can match the most common types of applications.
For more information on plate and frame-gasketed heat exchangers, including those manufactured by Tranter, please contact us here.