Plate Heat Exchanger Construction
Most Extensive SelectionKaori offers an extensive selection of plate heat exchangers. The plate heat transfer surface areas are available, starting in sizes from less than 1/2 square foot to more than 27 square feet ( 0.05-2.5 square meters). This broad selection of sizes, combined with multiple embossed patterns and varying flow capacities, guarantees the best technical solution to specific heating or cooling requirements.
High Flow RatesFlows up to 16,000 gpm (60,600 lpm) are possible with the largest Accu-Therm plate heat exchanger. This high flow capacity generally eliminates the need for multiple units in large flow applications, greatly reducing installation costs.
Frame AssemblyThe frame assembly is a heavy-duty construction, built to very strict tolerances. This ensures optimum plate pack compression and leak prevention.
More Square Feet of Heat Transfer SurfaceA single unit can have up to 25,000 square feet (2,323 square meters ) of heat transfer surface. This extensive surface area, combined with high thermal efficiency, offers a potential for tremendous heat transfer capacity.
Heat Transfer PlateThe plate heat exchanger is a precision engineered, high-quality plate. Its performance criteria Include high thermal efficiency, uniform fluid distribution, minimal fouling, clean operation, and suitability for full differential pressure rating.
GasketsGaskets are designed to positively locate in gasket grooves. Also, gaskets are fabricated from carefully selected compositions to ensure trouble-free performance. The snap-in Performance (available on most models) is useful for easy gasket removal and replacement.
ConnectionsThe studded port is the standard construction on all but the smallest unit. This design provides absolute protection for heat transfer plates under all pipe loading conditions. In addition, all studded ports can be fully lined to protect against erosion of frame materia l and corrosion of heat transfer plates.Lap- joint, weld- neck, and ferrule connections are available.
ShroudsDurable shrouds are standard on all units and are OSHA approved. These shrouds protect plates and gaskets and help maintain a clean, distinctive appearance for the life of the heat exchanger.
Inspection and TestingThe unit is subjected to rigorous quality assurance inspections. For example, to ensure all units are leak tight under all possible operating conditions, each circuit is independently tested at full design pressure with the other circuit open to atmosphere. Then, all circuits are tested simultaneously at full test pressure. ASME registration is available on all of our heat exchangers.