Plate heat exchangers are used to heat many types of fluids and operate in the same way whether assembled as a plate and gasket unit or supplied as a brazed plate unit. Both types of heat exchanger transfer energy from hot or cold fluid and ensure that the primary circuit does not mix with the secondary circuit therefore creating two completely independent separate heating or cooling circuits.
Gasketed plate heat exchangers
Built with high-quality EPDM or Nitrile gaskets which are designed to seal a bank of stainless steel plates together. Plates can be removed for cleaning, expansion to increase output or to replace with a new bank within the existing frame reducing high maintenance costs.
Brazed plate heat exchangers
Commonly used in low demand heating and domestic hot water (DHW) systems, or in industrial and refrigeration applications. The stainless steel plate and copper brazing construction means that they are resistant to corrosion but fixed in place, and are therefore not so accessible in order to expand capacity or replace.