API Heat Transfer’s Schmidt® plate heat exchangers are used in district cooling, process industries, and other industrial applications for efficient heat transfer between two fluids. Plate heat exchangers use thin corrugated plates stacked between a fixed plate and a movable pressure plate. As the fluids flow across the surface area of the plates, plate heat exchangers can offer high amounts of effective heat transfer in a relatively-small footprint. It is not uncommon to find that a plate heat exchanger can have the same thermal transfer performance as a shell & tube heat exchanger design that is five times larger.
Schmidt® Design Highlights:
- Unique corrugation pattern pressed onto each plate produces a turbulent flow and excellent fluid distribution across the entire surface, thus achieving a high heat transfer rate.
- True counter current flow and high heat transfer rate allows the plate heat exchanger to economically handle close temperature approach requirements.
- Highest quality gaskets precisely fit the plate grooves for positive sealing and ease of maintenance.
- Superior clip-on gasket design ensures proper fit during closing of the unit.
- Double sealing design prevents the possibility of mixing the two process fluids, and any leak is vented to atmosphere for ease of detection.
- Zinc coated hardware provides long life.
- All bolted construction for easier service.
- Low volumetric fluid hold-up provides quicker response to heating and cooling demands, while reducing costs for more expensive process fluids.
- Easy to expand for greater capacities as a facility grows.
- Available in a variety of plate sizes for industrial, HVAC, power, or food industry applications.
- District heating and cooling
- Oil and gas
- Wastewater treatment
- Power generation
- Chemical and process industries
- Fluid power
- Food and beverage
- Air dryers
- Commercial shipbuilding
- Pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and cosmetics
Technical Design Parameters
|Plates||Available in AISI 304, 316L, 316TI or 904 stainless steel, nickel alloys, pure nickel, titanium and Ti-Pd alloy.|
|Plate Thickness||0.4 mm to 1.15 mm|
|Gaskets||Nitrile rubber gasket, EPDM rubber, chloroprene rubber, HNBR, NBR-HT, FPM/FKM, butyl, PTFE coated (SIGMACOAT), food industry certified gasket, AFM hard gaskets, and others.|
|Gasket Attachment||SIGMAFIX adhesive-free gasket, or glued gasket.|
|Frame||Painted carbon steel, or stainless steel.|
|Connections||Studded with option for liner, flanges (ANSI, DIN), food stuff connections, Ti and others.|
|Codes and Standards||ASME, PED, ABS, LRS, GL, BV, GOST|
The Schmidt® plate heat exchanger product line is manufactured by API Heat Transfer, an ISO-9001 certified company, proudly designing and building heat exchanger products for more than 148 years, with manufacturing facilities and offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.
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