Saving energy is a huge and potentially costly and is one reason that plants install a heat exchanger. In order to salvage as much heat as possible from waste gases.
A heat exchanger is a system used to transfer heat between a fluid (a liquid or a gas) to pass to a second fluid (another liquid or gas) without the two fluids having to mix or come together into direct contact. Conduction transfers heat through the exchanger materials, which separate the two mediums in use. Fluids in a heat transfer, can either be oil, water, or air.
In power plants, exhaust gases often contain heat that goes into the open air. It is a waste of energy and something heat exchangers specifically reduces.
They design heat exchangers to remove excess heat from engines of aircraft, lasers, x-rays, military equipment and many other types of equipment, which require cooling beyond what air can provide.
There are various types of heat exchangers depending upon the application that it is being used to accomplish. It is equally important to take into account the medium that it is going to be for.
Water’s predominant usage is for plant cooling purposes, in heat exchangers and condensers.
The presence of debris or salts has a negative impact on plant performance and can result in notably high operating and maintenance costs. Choosing the right type of heat exchanger for your particular industry and needs is vital. If you have questions or are unsure about the best solution for your needs Komax engineers can help you find the best answer.