Compact Heat Exchangers
Compact heat exchangers are used in a great variety of applications. They allow for an increased heat transfer rate, require less volume and weigh less compared to other heat exchanger types. The disadvantage is the higher pressure drop.
Compact heat exchangers in Specifications : –
- To be eligible for inclusion on the Energy Technology Product List, products must meet the eligibility criteria as set out below.
Compact heat exchangers Applications : –
Compact heat exchangers are very flexible in the various fields of possible applications. They are available with standard connections in various diameters and in different lengths. Compact heat exchangers can be designed in horizontal and vertical orientation and can be used for a wide variety of applications including, among others
- Compressed Gas / Water coolers
- Water / water coolers
- Oil / water coolers
- Preheaters, CiP-Preheaters
- Condensers and evaporators for chemical and technical processes of all kinds.
- Machine coolers
- Oil coolers for hydraulic systems
- Oil and water coolers for power machines
- Refrigeration and air-conditioning units
Possible variations of our proven standard are suitable for other applications e.g. Engine-Water cooling with seawater made in titanium partially. Especially in welding the tube to tube sheet connection we have a wide range of experience. Investments in CHEs can only qualify for Enhanced Capital Allowances if the specific product is named on the Energy Technology Product List.
Advantages as Compact heat exchangers : –
Three types of compact heat exchanger are covered by the ECA Scheme. These are : –
- 1. Plate heat exchangers.
- 2. Plate-fin heat exchangers.
- 3. Compact heat exchangers with precision formed surfaces.
Stainless steel compact heat exchangers are divided into two different basic types : –
- KF type with fixed tube bundle
- KM type with retractable tube bundle
High Efficiency Level : –
Thanks to special welding know-how, we are in a position to achieve a 20% higher level of efficiency with compact heat exchangers versus conventional shell-and-tube heat exchangers. For this reason, compact heat exchangers are small in size.