Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers

Alfa Laval Brazed Heat ExchangersA brazed plate heat exchanger is basically your “smaller” versions of the plate heat exchanger.  One of the main separating factors of plate heat exchangers is that the “larger” ones are separate by gaskets, whereas the “smaller” ones consist of brazed seals at the edges of the plates and the contact points of the plate are also brazed.

There are many advantages to the brazed plate heat exchangers, for example, the heat transfer efficiency makes the unit compact which is easily installed in locations where space is limited.  Also, seeing as the design of the this type of plate heat exchangers does not consist of gaskets, it is suitable for applications where the temperature and/or pressure rating is high.