A heat exchanger is basically a simple device that is used for transferring heat from one medium to another. They are mainly used for transferring heat from one fluid to another. Either the fluids might be in direct contact, or they might be separated by an impermeable wall. Heat exchangers are available in many different shapes and sizes, and are most commonly used in the following applications:

  • Refrigeration
  • Air conditioning
  • Power stations
  • Space heating
  • Chemical plants
  • Natural gas processing
  • Sewage treatment

The most obvious example that’s used for heat exchangers is an internal combustion engine. A circulating fluid, commonly used as an engine coolant, passes through the coils in the radiator and allows for airflow around the coils. This brings down the temperature of the coolant and heats up the air blowing through the coils.

Brazed plate heat exchangers are most commonly used in a variety of industrial applications. They offer several benefits compared to other heat exchangers in the market. Here are just some of the many advantages of using a brazed plate heat exchanger:

Cost Effective

Most heat exchangers are generally quite expensive. The price is so high that most entrepreneurs will want to think carefully before making such a purchase. A brazed plate exchanger combines high technical efficiency with a thin plate material. Companies that sell such exchangers generally try to keep the costs as low as possible. Therefore, if you are interested in buying a brazed plate exchanger, you should generally request quotes from two or three different companies before making a decision.

Temperature and Pressure Requirements

The traditional heat exchanger contains rubber gaskets which are prone damage if the temperature gets excessively low or high. However, a brazed plate exchanger does not contain any sort of rubber gaskets. This enables the heat exchanger to operate smoothly at temperatures as low as 180° Celsius and as high as 200° Celsius. For exceptional applications, the operating pressure can even be increased to as high as 30 Bar (435 Psi). These exchangers are more than capable of being used in extreme and strenuous environments.

Versatile

Brazed plate exchangers are quite versatile. They can be used for a variety of applications in numerous industries. Some of the most common applications in which a brazed plate exchanger can be used are:

  • District heating and ventilation
  • Air conditioning units and solar heating panels
  • Heat recovering units and heating pumps
  • Construction industry.

You can order these heat exchangers from companies that manufacture specialty industrial applications. The company will give you a full list of the specifications of the exchanger, making it easier to come to a decision. Since the specifications vary depending upon what you will use it for, it’s always wise to buy an exchanger only after carefully researching the market. You should also ensure that the company gives you a warranty with the purchase.