The AEL Technical Department are here to discuss your project and to provide you with sound technical advice as to whether an Instantaneous Plate Heat Exchanger is the most efficient and practical way forward for your project.
When our offices are closed please take a look at our “easy to use” website www.aelheatexchangers.co.uk which shows many standard units for different applications where you will quickly see all the technical data such as flow rates , pressure drops, dimension and prices if required for budget purposes.
AEL Plate Heat Exchangers have been used to heat and cool many types of fluids in the UK for over 50 years and they all operate the same way in principle whether assembled as a Plate and Gasket unit or a Brazed unit.
In practice both types of heat exchanger transfers energy from a hot or cold fluid and ensures that they do not mix by creating two completely independent separate heating or cooling circuits.
Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers are built with high quality usually EPDM or Nitrile gaskets which are designed to seal a bank of stainless steel plates together. Plates can easily be removed for cleaning, more plates added to increase output or the plate pack can be quickly replaced with a new bank of plates within the existing frame reducing high maintenance costs.
Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers are commonly used in low demand heating and DHW systems or industrial and refrigeration applications. The stainless steel (or Nickel) plate and copper brazing construction means that they resistant to corrosion and a sealed unit so it is not possible to expand capacity but they can be cleaned by flushing through with a cleaning agent as part of a maintenance program and can be easily replaced if a union or flanged connection are fitted to each of the four ports.