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6 Benefits of Heat Exchangers in Processing Systems


6 Benefits of Heat Exchangers in Processing Systems

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A heat exchanger is a piece of apparatus that shifts heat from one medium to another. One example of this is a hydraulic oil cooler. This example removes heat from the oil using air or cold water. Another example is a swimming pool heat exchanger, which uses hot water from a solar-heated water circuit or a boiler to heat the pool water.

However, these aren’t the only examples of what heat exchangers can be used for. This piece of equipment is also instrumental in processing systems. If you want to know what the benefits are of heat exchangers in processing systems compared to other cooling methods, keep reading below:  

1.     They Are Better for the Environment

Heat exchangers, such as the M Series heat exchangers, must work nonstop to operate effectively; however, they are still much better for the environment than the alternatives. This is because they do not have to rely on traditional equipment such as air conditioners or air compressing units to operate, meaning they use much less energy. As well as this, they produce minimal pollution compared to other cooling methods.

2.     They Take Up Less Space

If you’re looking for a cooling solution that is not only small but also offers high performance, then a heat exchanger is it. While this technology used to be large, this is no longer the case. They are now one of the most undersized cooling and heating systems you can purchase.  

3.     They Can Be Adapted to Your Needs

If you’ve ever looked into heat exchangers, you will know several options are available. One of these options is a plate heat exchanger, which is adaptable and can suit many tasks.

4.     They Are Cheap to Purchase

Over the last few years, we have seen the fabrication cost of heat exchangers decrease significantly. This is thanks to new technology being created. Modern heat exchangers use pressed plates that are much cheaper to produce than the old-fashioned welded plates. As well as this, pressed plates have several other benefits, including being more corrosion resistant.

5.     They Are Easy to Maintain

Most heat exchangers that are used in processing systems require very little maintenance. They are made out of materials that are unlikely to erode. If a problem does occur with one of these pieces of equipment, they are easy to remove and replace.

6.     They Can Be Used for Many Industrial Operations

As mentioned above, heat exchangers are simple pieces of equipment that can be used for various operations. As well as being used in chemical plants and sewage treatments, they can also be used in oil refineries and nuclear power stations.

Heat exchangers have many uses in a processing plant, including heating spaces, refrigeration, air conditioning, and much more. Compared to the alternatives, these systems offer considerable benefits, including having a smaller spatial footprint and being better for the environment. If you own a processing or manufacturing business, why not find out how they could benefit your business?