Flow principle of an M3-X plate heat exchanger
Plate Heat Exchanger
The plate heat exchanger consists of a pack of corrugatedmetal plates with portholes for the passage of the two fluidsbetween which heat transfer will take place.The plate pack is assembled between a frame plate and apressure plate and compressed by tightening bolts. The platesare fitted with a gasket which seals the channel and directs thefluids into alternate channels. The number of the plates aredetermined by the flow rate, physical properties of the fluids,pressure drop and temperature program. The plate corrugationspromote fluid turbulence and support the plates against differen-tial pressure.The plates and the pressure plate are suspended from an uppercarrying bar and located by a lower guiding bar both of whichare fixed to the support columns.Connections are located in the frame cover, or if either or bothfluids make more than a single pass within the unit, in the frameand pressure plates.Plates can be obtained in all pressable materials. Gaskets areavailable in a wide range of elastomers.
(Depends on media, permitted pressure drop and temperatureprogram).Up to 14 m
/h (3100 igph).
M3 and M3-X, where M3 provides parallel and M3-X diagonalflow (see figures).
FM, FGL and FG.
Channels are formed between the plates and corner ports arearranged so that the two media flow through alternate channels.The heat is transferred through the thin plate between thechannels, and complete counter current flow is created forhighest possible efficiency. No intermixing of the media orleakage to the surroundings will take place as gaskets aroundthe edges of the plates seal the unit. The corrugation of theplates provides a suitable passage between the plates, supportof each plate against the adjacent one and a strong turbulenceresulting in maximum heat transfer efficiency.
Flow principle of an M3 plate heat exchanger
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