General heating and cooling duties.
The plate heat exchanger consists of a pack of corrugated metal plates with portholes for the passage of the two fluids between which heat transfer will take place.
The plate pack is assembled between a fix frame plate and a movable pressure plate and compressed by tightening bolts. The plates are fitted with a gasket, which seals the interplate channel and directs the fluids into alternate channels. The number of plates is determined by the flow rate, physical properties of the fluids, pressure drop and temperature
program. The plate corrugations promote fluid turbulence and support the plates against differential pressure.
The frame plate is stationary, while the pressure plate is movable along the upper carrying bar, which also holds the plate pack. The pressure plate and the plate pack are located by the lower guiding bar. The carrying bar is supported by the frame at one end and a support column at the other which are bolted to the foundation. Connections are located in the frame plate or, if either or both fluids make more than a single pass within the unit, in the frame and pressure plates.
Liquid flow rate. Up to 650 kg/s (10400 gpm), depending on media, permitted pressure drop and temperature program.
FM, FG, FD and FS
Channels are formed between the plates and the corner ports are arranged so that the two media flow through alternate channels. The heat is transferred through the plate between the channels, and complete counter current flow is created for highest possible efficiency. The corrugation of the plates provides the passage between the plates, supports each plate against the adjacent one and enhances the turbulence, resulting in efficient heat transfer.