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May 1, 2014

Unlocking the Secrets of Plate-and-Frame Heat Exchangers

An understanding of the design, sizing, specification and installation of plate-and-frame heat exchangers is necessary to evaluate vendors’ proposed designs

Grittaya Srinaphasawadi, Process Equipment Technology and  Wiroon Tanthapanichakoon, SCG Chemicals

Plate-and-frame heat exchangers are becoming more and more common in the chemical process industries. Generally designed and supplied by vendors, these heat exchangers are often seen as a proverbial "black box" for plant engineers. This article seeks to provide a methodology for determining a preliminary design for a plate-and-frame heat exchanger and for evaluating a vendor's proposed design....

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