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SAPHEX Plate Heat Exchangers

About Plate Heat Exchangers

Plate heat exchangers has become one of the most popular types of heat exchanger. There are two popular types the first is the all gasket plate heat exchanger and the second is the brazed plate heat exchanger.

Both types have their advantages, for example the gasket type offer excellent thermal performance to size ratio when compared to a shell & tube heat exchanger design. Cleaning and repairs are generally much easier to carry out on the gasket type plate heat exchanger and in many cases have a lower capital cost. For these reasons this type of heat exchanger is popular with engineers for many types of industrial applications.

Brazed type are more compact & generally cheaper than plate & gasket on smaller applications. These are kept in stock or have very quick lead times if not.

Both the gasket & brazed plate heat exchanger are commonly manufactured using Stainless steel for the heat transfer plates with other materials such as Titanium & Duplex being widely available.

We offer a comprehensive service in house or on site for both gasket type and brazed type plate heat exchangers.

  • Gasketed
  • Brazed
  • Safe Plate
  • Chemical Cleaning
  • UV Die & Penetrant Testing
  • Hydraulic Pressure Testing
  • New Plates & Gaskets (For all manufacturers brands)
  • Removal / Installation
  • Service & Cleaning contracts
  • Insulation Jackets
  • Pre Fab & Site Pipe work.
  • Skid Mounted with controls pumps ect.

Safe Plate Heat Exchanger

Safe plate heat exchangers have a double wall so if for any reason a plate fails and leaks it does not mix with the other side it also can be seen on the outside if a leak appears as opposed to regular plate heat exchangers which you would not be able to tell until your system fails due to contaminated fluids.

See Example above on our our design software. This selects a heat exchanger to suit your needs all inputs are in the left hand column (Right click view image for larger viewing)