Heat exchangers apply to both cooling and heating applications. They are specifically the device that makes the transfer of heat between two fluid possible. Here is a guide to the science of industrial heat exchangers, the applications, and the advancing technology.
An industrial heat exchanger is heat transfer equipment that utilizes a thermal energy exchange process between two or more mediums available at different temperatures.
Industrial heat exchangers are applied in various industrial applications such as power plant generation, petroleum oil and gas industry, chemical processing plant, transportation, alternative fuels, cryogenic, air conditioning, and heat recovery.
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.
Plate heat exchanger processes thin plates connected with spaces between the two to let the fluid flow between surface areas. These are significantly compact and very efficient for transferring heat between low and medium pressure fluids.
For high-pressure applications, shell and tubes that consist of bundles of tubes inside a shell to transfer heat from within it and around it is an ideal instrument.
Air-cooled heat exchangers have fine tubes, and it specifically cools liquid by forcing air to the exterior of the tubes in which the fluid circulates.
Several industries significantly benefit from a heat exchanger. These include:
Komax saw the need for more advanced design and for this reason, created the Klean-Wall Heat Exchanger. It can be utilized for mixing and heating municipal sludge, FOG, and manure for aerobic and anaerobic digestion purposes. It enhances the biogas production and also helps in the production of Class A biosolids.
The heat exchanger is more thermally efficient than a straight shell-and-tube heat exchanger due to the patented non-clogging mixing elements known as the Hi-Pass mixing elements.