Barriquand - Plate & Gasket

Gasketed plate heat exchanger

Principle of plate heat exchanger (PHE)

The basic components of a gasketed plate heat exchanger are as follows:

  • The bundle of plate consisting of cold-stamped, corrugated plates, the number and design of which depends on the heating programme.
  • The gaskets to ensure that the channels are isolated from one another and to control fluid flow.
  • The frame for assembling and tightening the plates

This type of heat exchanger is a counterflow heat exchanger and can be used as a water to water heat exchanger or with other more complex fluids

Brazed plate designs are also available

Technical characteristics and models

  • An extensive range
  • Up to 45 sizes of plate with 3 different angles (including wide gap plates)
  • Single-stream exchangers in most cases
  • Flange diameters from 32 mm to 500 mm (1"1/4 to 20")
  • Design pressure up to 25 bar (362 psi)
  • Plates: AISI 304, 316, Titanium, Hastelloy┬«, etc.
  • Gaskets: Nitrile, EPDM, Viton, etc.
  • Frames: for industrial and food processing uses

The best technical solution

  • Small pressure drop
  • Counterflow heat exchanger (in general)
  • No dead zone
  • Lateral distribution
  • High turbulence
  • Very high exchange coefficient
  • Hooking system
  • Automatic centring between plates
  • Clipped or bonded gaskets
  • Deep gasket groove
  • Completely flush fitting
  • Hardwearing gaskets
  • Ease of installation

Different types of plate

  • A range of double-wall plates
  • A range of wide gap plates
  • A range of laser-welded plates (boxes)
  • Different types of frame
  • A range of industrial frames
  • A range of standardised HVAC frames

Associated applications

  • Agro-industry : Beverages, food processing
  • Chemistry : Biotechnology and green chemistry, fine chemicals and pharmacy
  • Environmental engineering : HVAC, network separation
  • Other industries : WFI/PW, waste water treatment and methanation