Wide-gap plate heat exchanger for general heating, cooling and heat recovery of media containing fibres and coarse particles. In addition the wide-gap channels are suitable for highly viscous fluids.
The Wide-gap plates feature coarse corrugations with a cross-section width of approximately 11 mm (5/12”) between the plates, and have flat non-corrugated portholes for the product channels. The Wide-gap plate heat exchanger can be used in two configurations, Wide-gap/Narrow-gap and Medium-gap/Medium-gap.
Liquid flow rate
Up to 677 m3/h (2707 USGPM), depending on media, permitted pressure drop and temperature program.
Mild steel, Epoxy painted
Metal-Lined: Stainless steel, Titanium
Stainless steel: AISI 316, Titanium
FG PED Size 200 mm DIN 2501 PN16
FG ASME Size 8” ASME Cl. 150
Mechanical design pressure (g) / temperature
FG PED 1.6 MPa / 180 °C
FG ASME 150 psig / 350 °F
Maximum heat transfer surface
425 m2 (4.550 sq. ft)
As a heat exchanger becomes fouled with dirt, debris or scale, often the modulating valve provides additional hot or cold liquid to help compensate for the loss of efficiency of the heat exchanger.
Over time the control valve will continue to open fully. Unfortunately, on the hottest or coldest days, even with the valve fully open the heat exchanger cannot meet the thermal transfer requirements and the situation becomes critical.
Monitoring just the operating temperature provides a false sense of security. Recording the difference in the outlet and inlet pressures provides a more accurate result of the amount of fouling.
Fouling equal to the thickness of a piece of paper represents a 20% loss of thermal efficiency. In addition, the energy cost for pumps increases since the pump must work harder to overcome the increased pressure resistance through the PHE
Total Heat Exchanger Solutions, a division of T. H. Industrial Solutions Inc.'s (THS) has been servicing industrial heat exchangers and solving process problems across Canada since 2009. THS head office is located in Pickering, Ontario with a 6,000 square foot service center in Hamilton, Ontario.
Today there are fewer qualified people in this industry that know the products and understand the applications. Utilizing hands on experience and knowledge that has been gained by our THS sales and service technicians for over the past 30 years, we will take the time to understand what you require and strive to provide a prompt, educated and accurate response at a competitive price.