HRS Funke Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers

  • The gasketed PHE comprises of a plate pack mounted between fixed and pressure plates compressed with tightening bolts. Depending on the process requirement, variations in the passes can be designed to enable counterflow.
  • This makes the gasketed PHE a highly efficient heat exchanger for many liquid-liquid applications such as water, oil, suspensions, chemicals, infusions, milk, juices, beverages, etc.
  • All plate heat exchangers look very similar at first glance. But the difference and the secret of efficient heat transfer cannot be seen from the outside it is the wave pattern. Its performance depends on many factors, including size and number of plates. Altogether, these factors determine the size of the plate heat exchangers and the operating costs.
  • A crucial factor e.g. is that plates with different plate corrugation angles (in relation to the flow direction) can be combined. Obtuse corrugation angles result in longer thermal paths (H) and higher heat transfer rates but also lead to higher pressure drops. Acute corrugation (L) angles are chosen if the pressure drop must be kept low.