The disassembly block welded Plate-type heat exchanger is the latest innovation in welded compact heat exchangers. The complete plate pack slides inside a four-column carbon steel frame bolted to pressure-retaining heads at the top and bottom. Four removable side panels contain the fluid inlet and outlet connections. The totally bolted design allows quick disassembly of the steel frame for easy access to the heart of cleaning, maintenance, repair or replacement. With no inter-plate gaskets, problems associated with plate heat exchangers, such as gasket compatibility, temperature and pressure, are eliminated. The corrugated plate pattern in the exchanger creates an exceptionally high degree of turbulence. This results in outstanding heat transfer coefficient two to four times greater than that available from a corresponding shell and tube unit. This means this type exchanger requires only 25-50% of the heat transfer area to provide the same effect as a corresponding tubular unit.
This heat exchanger can replace conventional shell-and-tube heat exchanger to be used in oil and gas, refinery, pharmaceutical, chemical, food, refrigeration, automotive, steel and other industries.