Designing Your Plate Heat Exchanger

Process Design Considerations:

Understanding your product is critical to a successful design.

Please fill out the following planning sheet as thoroughly as possible. If you are unable to answer any of the questions below, leave them open. You may be asked to send us a sample of your product and our lab technicians will confidentially develop a profile for your product. This service is free

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Process Considerations

Product Properties (if known)

What is the temperature profile of the product?

What is the flow rate of the product?

  • Flow Rate

  • Batch Size

Time to heat/cool:

What is the profile of the available Media?

Please enter all that apply

Other product/process considerations

Mechanical Design Considerations

Corrosion Considerations

Frame Options

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Fig 1. Sanitary stainless steel frame
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Fig 2. Sanitary carbon steel frame
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Fig 3. EZ Automated (easy-to-operate push button open/close frame)
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Fig 4. Tag Team Automated (two-sided easy-to-operate push button open/close frame)

Mounting Options

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Fig 1. Adjustable ball feet
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Fig 2. Mounting Tabs
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Fig 3. Casters (rolling frame with heat exchanger mounted to it)

Other Mechanical Considerations

Other Options and Considerations

Safeguards against cross contamination

Typically used in high temperature processes to prevent hot liquid or steam from escaping in case of heat exchanger failure

  • Includes:

    • PMI (Positive Material Identification)
    • MTRs (Material Test Reports)
    • Layout Design
    • Surface Finish Certificate
    • QC Certificate
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Double Wall Plates
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PHE unit with safety shroud

Cross Contamination Tester (CCT):

The CCT is a testing device that is used to test for cracks and pinholes in heat exchangers

  • Includes:

    • Cross Contamination Tester
    • 1.5", 2", 2.5", and 3" diameter s-line connections
    • 1.5", 2", 2.5", and 3" diameter s-line caps
    • Measurement beaker
    • Detailed instruction manual
    • Heavy duty carrying case
  • Includes:

    • Cross Contamination Tester
    • 4.0 PLC driver for automated record retention
    • 1.5", 2", 2.5", and 3" diameter s-line connections
    • 1.5", 2", 2.5", and 3" diameter s-line caps
    • Measurement beaker
    • Detailed instruction manual
    • Heavy duty carrying case
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Digital Cross Contamination Tester (CCT 4.0)