Plate Type Heat Exchanger Advantages and Disadvantages
Advantages of plate type heat exchanger is a Simple and Compact in size. Turbulent flow help to reduce deposits which heat transfer, No extra space is required for dismantling in Plate heat exchangers. Plate type heat exchanger is Maintenance simple and can be easily cleaned. Capacity can be increased by introducing plates in pairs of heat exchanger.
Disadvantages of plate type heat exchanger is a bonding material between plates limits operating temperature of the cooler. It is Over tightening of the clamping bolts result in increased pressure drop across the cooler. Initial cost is high since Titanium plates are expensive and Titanium is a noble metal, other parts of the cooling system are susceptible to corrosion. It can used Careful dismantling and assembling to be done.