What Is A Plate Heat Exchanger?
How Do Plate Exchangers Work
Plate exchangers transfer heat from one fluid to another via a sectional division. They are made from plates that have hollow spaces between them. This space forms ducts through which the fluids can flow, thus exchanging heat via the plates. There may be a varying number of plates inside a heat exchanger depending on its kW (heat exchange capacity). The more plates used in the PHE, the bigger its capacity.
What Are The Advantages Of A Plate Heat Exchanger?
Disadvantages Of Plate Heat Exchangers
While plate heat exchangers offer many advantages for both commercial and domestic customers, there are some disadvantages. One of their main downsides is that they require regular maintenance, and the larger the exchanger, the more maintenance it will require.
Because of the high flow rate and rapid interchange involved with plate heat exchangers, debris builds up quickly in the system and the larger amounts of scale deposits begin to form over time. This means that regular cleaning must be carried out in order to ensure that the heating system continues to function effectively and to its optimal level.