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Plate Heat Exchanger

Alfa Laval Baseline Plate Heat ExchangerA plate heat exchanger is a specific type of heat exchanger that uses metal plates in order to transfer heat between two fluids.  Plate heat exchangers are more beneficial than the regular U-tube or straight tube heat exchangers because the fluids are exposed to a larger surface area due to the fluids capability to spread out over the plates.  Now, the transfer of heat can take place while simultaneously increasing the speed of the temperature change.