Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers
Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers (BHE) are compact, highly efficient, and durable liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers. These heat exchangers are constructed from stacked plates brazed together that are typically corrugated to add surface area and more heat transfer. Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers’ efficient counterflow design allows 90% of the material to be used for heat transfer. These heat exchangers can be up to 80-90% smaller than a conventional shell-and-tube design. The brazed plate construction offers a rugged, efficient, and long-lasting heat exchanger that withstands demanding environments.
Braze material and plate corrugation patterns can be configured for different operating liquids and system requirements. Our copper-brazed units are compatible with water, Ethylene Glycol based Water Solution (EGW), and other common coolants. Copper-brazed units can be operated at temperatures of up to 195°C (383°F) and pressures up to 31 bar (450 psig). Nickel-brazed Plate Heat Exchangers can use deionized water, high purity fluids, and corrosive fluids and operate at temperatures of up to 350°C (662°F) and pressures up to 16 bar (232 psig).
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