Applications

SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIES IN WHICH HEAT EXCHANGERS ARE USED EXTENSIVE

  • HVACR { Heating- Ventilation- Air Conditioning- Refrigeration}

    Heat transfer is one of the most important industrial processes. Throughout any industrial facility, heat must be efficiently added, removed or moved from one process stream to another. In massive organizations human comfort is the big thing to tackle with in order to obtain maximum output from their employees. For employee’s comfort all industries no matter whether it’s small or big, install HVACR (Heat- Ventilation- Air Conditioning- Refrigeration).

    Typical Applications are:-

    • Community heating
    • District heating
    • Geothermal heating
    • Solar heating
    • Steam heating
    • Swimming pool heating
    • Tap water heating
    • Condenser protection
    • District cooling
    • Free cooling
    • Glycol saving
    • Pressure breaker
    • Thermal storage
  • POWER INDUSTRY

    As we already mentioned Heat transfer is one of the most important industrial processes so be it power generation from coal power plant, oil power plant or gas power plant. In power industry we burn the fuel- coal, oil or gas in order to generate heat and then that heat is used to run the turbine and power our houses. During the whole process a lot of heat losses occur. To minimize that heat loss & in other way to optimize great yield output, heat exchangers plays major role at various stages of energy conversion process. In fact Boilers are one kind of heat exchanger. Apart from Boilers many more type of heat exchangers are used in Power Industry.

  • FOOD & AGRICULTURE

    Heat exchangers are extensively used for drying process involved in Food & Agriculture. Achieving the desired taste, a stable shelf life and commercial sterility of food products is reliant upon tight control of process timing and temperatures as well as careful and correct raw ingredients and materials.

    Typical Applications are:-

    • Wide ranges of gums are used throughout the food industry. These can consist of hydrocolloids, biopolymers and pectins. Heat exchangerswork hard to tackle the tough challenges of processing gums.
    • The overall economy ofsugar production is heavily reliant upon the cost of energy. Plate heat exchanger and plate evaporator help sugar producers to maximize product quality and minimize operating and energy costs.
    • Purpose-built plate or tubularheat exchangers decrease energy consumption in dairy processing. And whether it’s processing of milk, long-life products, cultured products, ice cream, cheese or whey products the proven design of plate heat exchangers offer superior hygienic reliability and simple cleaning-in-place (CIP) routines.
  • CHEMICAL / PETROCHEMICAL

    Plate heat exchangers have been successfully employed for decades in the chemical industry in the most diverse sectors, such as the cooling and heating of base, intermediate and final products, heat recovery or also the tempering of containers, reactors and autoclaves.

    Typical Applications are:-

    • Cooling and heating of acids and caustic solutions
    • Cooling of highly-viscous products (e.g. latex)
    • Tempering and condensation of solvents (e.g. toluene)
    • Cooling of water circuits
    • Condensation of exhaust vapors, steam and multiple-material mixtures
    • Secondary circuits with high levels of temperature similarity (∆t <2°C)
    • Safety circuits to avoid contamination
  • PULP & PAPER

    Certain industries benefit more than others from specific industrial products or machines. Heat exchangers are pretty popular across the board, but are absolute essentials for the paper industry. Without heat exchangers, paper mills would have exceedingly high energy costs, which is bad for the environment as well as the purse size of the paper companies. There are a couple ways that the paper and pulp industry utilize heat exchangers, both of which are financial boosts, eco-friendly, efficient and effective methods.

    In essence, the paper process, beginning with wood pulp processing and refining and then going into the bleaching and cleaning before the paper formation, is all done with heat exchanger help. Specifically, plate heat exchangers are used to heat the liquids used to create pulp from wood, a process involving chemical compounds that pull apart the wood structure, leaving a goopy like substance that can be formed into paper after more processing. Secondary processes involve bleaching or dying the pulp, which is a process also heated by plate or spiral heat exchangers. After the desired color is achieved, the pulp becomes paper by way of a paper machine, which knits the pulp into thin webs that form sheets. During which all the moisture is removed and some type of blower is utilized to dry it out completely.

  • MARINE

    When conditions are tough, crew and equipment are really put to the test. The main engine oil cooler and central fresh water cooler simply have to work. There is no room for compromise when the sea is rough and the harbour far away.

    For many decades plate heat exchangers have proved to be the perfect solution for various closed-circuit cooling systems at sea. They are also frequently found in other applications on board, such as tap-water production systems and HVAC systems.

    A plate heat exchanger offers many advantages compared with conventional shell-and-tube exchangers

    • Up to 50% more efficient
    • Up to 90% more compact
    • 3-5 times higher k-values
    • Unique turbulent flow design
    • Closer temperature approach – as low as 1K
    • Far less material – less use of exotic alloys or titanium