SUPERMAX shell and plate heat exchangers can withstand pressures of 100 bar and above, and temperatures up to 900ºC. Horizontal installation is recommended for condensing, evaporating or boiling applications.
SUPERMAX shell and plate heat exchangers feature a plate side and a shell side, which offer high pressure ratings. The heat exchanger has alternating channels for hot and cold media, and can offer true counter-current or co-current flow.
The chevron-type plates are fabricated into a cassette by full automatic welding in the port hole. These cassettes are then stacked together and welded along the perimeter to each other, producing an accordion-like core that is highly tolerant to thermal expansion.
The plate pack is then inserted in a cylindrical shell. The shell and plate pack is fitted with special ﬂuid diverters to ensure proper ﬂow throughout the unit.
End plates, connections, and top and bottom covers are welded to the shell to form a pressure vessel of high integrity. Extra large connection sizes can be selected on the shell side of the heat exchangers. The plates are adjusted within the shell to optimise ﬂow distribution and performance.
SUPERMAX shell and plate heat exchangers can be designed for co-current, counter-current and cross ﬂow duties. Plates can also be arranged to form multiple passes.
Nozzle sizes up to 6” can be accommodated on the shell side of the exchanger, offering higher steam and liquid flow rates. Nozzles on the plate side can be up to 2”.
SUPERMAX shell and plate heat exchangers can be fabricated from dissimilar metals when only one side is exposed to corrosive conditions.