08 Oct APV Heat Exchangers
APV Heat Exchangers
Basic Operation and Configurations
APV plate heat exchangers are one of the most versatile and cost-effective methods for the heating and/or cooling of fluids. The basic concept uses a corrugated heat transfer plate to separate the hot fluid from the cold and transfer the heat between the fluids.
The seal between the plates is established by a peripheral gasket which also separates the through ports and flow areas with a double barrier. The gasket either allows the fluid to flow down the plate channel or by-pass it to the adjacent plate channel as depicted below.
Corrugated heat transfer plates