Accu-Therm Industrial Plate Heat Exchanger Series (also known as PHE’s) are ideal for applications where the fluids are water-like with no particulates. Industrial Plate Heat Exchangers achieve some of the highest heat transfer coefficients of all heat exchanger configurations and are the optimum choice for close temperature approaches i.e where product outlet temperature is close to the service inlet temperature.
Accu-Therm Plate heat exchangers consist of thin, corrugated heat transfer plates compressed inside a frame, with the product in every second channel and service fluid in between the product channels. The heat transfer plates incorporate a stamped herringbone pattern and are assembled in an inverse configuration to create two sets of parallel channels, one for each liquid. The herringbone patterns point in opposite directions, creating a lattice in each channel. This provides a high level of turbulence, which results in very high heat transfer rates.
The heat transfer plates on the industrial Accu-Therm PHEs are sealed with proven clip-in gaskets and elastomers such as EPDM, NBR (Nitrile) and silicon, are available. Frames for the Industrial units are typically painted or powder-coated and can include height adjustable feet for food processing areas. Alternatively, a forklift base on the heat exchanger allows the unit to be moved from point to point. Both connections and plates can be supplied in various alloys for particularly challenging chemicals.
Accu-Therm Industrial PHE’s are available in a huge range of sizes from a few hundred litres per hour through to 2,100,000 l/hr! One of the the largest industrial Plate Heat Exchangers we have designed and assembled in Australia, (photo top right) stands over 3 metres high and 4 metres long. This huge Accu-Therm ATS 3000 Plate Heat Exchanger has a heat transfer capacity, in excess of 70,000kw.