Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE)

The plate heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger that can be installed in the process line or utility line to heat or cool a fluid. It uses a very thin sheet of corrosion-resistant metal (such as stainless steel, or titanium) to transfer heat between two fluids. Compared to a conventional heat exchanger, a plate heat exchanger has a larger surface area, thus the heat transfer rate is increased.

Plate type heat exchanger
plate heat exchanger

Product Features

  • High performance heat transfer plate for optimize heat recovery.
  • Turbulence flow on heat transfer plate reduce the fouling tendency.
  • Compact unit that require minimum installation space.
  • Capable to adjust heat transfer area to meet process duty.

General Specifications of Plate Heat Exchanger

Plate Heat Exchanger Capacity Range

0.1 m3/h to 7000 m3/h

Plate Heat Exchanger Physical Height

0.3 m (UX-005) - 4.2 m (UX-160)

Plate Heat Exchanger Operating Conditions

Plate Heat Exchanger Surface Area

0.18 m2/unit to 4300 m2/unit

Plate Material of Plate Type Heat Exchanger

Plate Heat Exchanger Gasket Material

NBR, EPDM, IIR, Viton, Teflon Cushion Gasket (PTFE)

Plate Heat Exchanger Gasket Type

Plate Heat Exchanger Standards

Various international standard such as ASME, JIS, DIN, and etc

Plate Heat Exchanger Working Principle

How Does a Plate Heat Exchanger Work?

The plate heat exchanger is used to transfer thermal energy between two fluids without allowing the fluids to mix together. Multiple plates are stacked together and gaskets installed on the plate to prevent the fluids from entering alternating plates. Thus, fluids flow into the channel counter-currently in the heat exchanger to achieve optimal heat transfer.

video thumbnail on the working principle of Plate Heat Exchange
video thumbnail of Plate Heat Exchanger counter current flow

Shell and Tube vs Plate Heat Exchanger

Plate Heat Exchanger

Comparison Table

hisaka plate type heat exchanger
shell and tube heat exchanger
Product Name
  • Plate Heat Exchanger
  • Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
  • Plate heat exchanger is able to achieve a very low LMTD of 1°C(2°F)
  • Low Efficiency. Shell and tube heat exchanger having LMTD value from 3°C to 5°C (5°F to 10°F)
  • Lower capital cost, plate heat exchanger is lighter compare to shell and tube exchanger and uses less floor space when installed.
  • Higher capital costs, shell and tube exchanger is heavier and larger, use more floor space when installed.
  • Plate heat exchanger is flexible and easy to adjust capacity to meet changing requirements, by simply adding or removing the plates while maintaining the existing frame.
  • Shell and tube exchanger is not flexible to adjust the capacity, as its capacity is fixed and decided when installation.
  • Maintenance is fairly easy, just by simply removing the tightening bolts and nuts.
  • Cleaning and maintenance are much more complicated. Tubes are intertwined inside the shell.

Plate Heat Exchanger Applications

Types of Plate Heat Exchangers

Plate Heat Exchanger

Special Design

Semi Welded Plate ?0022 WX Model
Multi Gap Plate - GX Model
Dual Wall Plate Series
Condenser / Gas Cooler ?0022 YX Series

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Heat Duty
Hot Side
Cold Side
Fluid Name
Inlet Temperature °C
Outlet Temperature °C
Flow Rate m³/h
Pressure Drop MPa
Operating Pressure MPaG

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