A plate heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger that uses metal plates to transfer heat between two fluids. It is an ideal device for heat exchange of liquid-liquid, liquid-steam. The plate heat exchanger has a major advantage over a conventional heat exchanger in that the fluids are exposed to a much larger surface area because the fluids spread out over the plates. This facilitates the transfer of heat, and greatly increases the speed of the temperature change. The plate heat exchanger has compact strcture, light weight, and small volume, it is convenient to install and clean. The dismountable plate type heat exchanger has outstanding adaptability. After the installation, the metal plate groups can be increased or decreased to meet the technological requirements for expansion or contraction.
Plate heat exchanger can be used in many industrial and refrigeration applications. Such as ice cream production.