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What is a Heat Exchanger?

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In simple terms a Heat Exchanger is a device used to transfer heat from two or more liquid products.

Since the earliest times, the exchange of heat for cooling purposes was attained by tubes containing cold water being led through containers in order to dissipate the container’s waste heat by heating the cold water. Over the years heat exchangers have evolved to become highly efficient devices requiring a smaller footprint.  Besides the reduction in space they require, the other main advantage in using heat exchangers is their ability to significantly reduce costs, which is why you will find almost all food, beverage, dairy, chemical and pharmaceutical industries using these devices.

What are the different types of heat exchangers?

  1. Plate Heat Exchanger (Includes welded, brazed and gasketed plates)
  2. Tubular Heat Exchanger (Includes shell & tube, double tube, triple tube, coaxil and heat)
  3. Spiral Heat Exchangers
  4. Fin-tube Heat Exchangers

Advantages of Heat Exchangers

  1. Low footprint
  2. Highly efficient
  3. High thermal transfer
  4. Reduces operating costs
  5. Easy cleaning
  6. Low corrosion
  7. Low maintenance

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