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Processing & Handling :: Thermal & Energy Management :: Heat Exchangers, Condensers & Coolers

February 1, 2009

Plate Heat Exchangers: Avoiding Common Misconceptions

A solid understanding of the critical areas presented here will insure good performance

Jeff Kerner, Alberts & Associates, Inc.

The use of gasketed plate-and-frame heat exchangers has gained tremendous acceptance in the chemical process industries (CPI) over the past 20 years due to their high heat-transfer coefficients, compactness and low cost. However, it is important for the engineer who is selecting this type of heat exchanger to be aware of...

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