Tranter Products

When Conditions Are Tough... Think Plates Instead Of Tubes

Now you can obtain the thermal efficiency and compactness
of gasketed heat exchangers in elevated pressure/high- and
low-temperature applications—with Tranter welded plate
heat exchangers (PHEs). Until recently, heat exchangers in
elevated pressure/temperature or corrosive media applications were often shell & tube (S&T) units. This meant constant tradeoffs in thermal efficiency, material mass and excessive physical footprint...until recently. Tranter welded PHEs allow you to attain high heat transfer rates under elevated process conditions, in less space and at lower cost than S&T exchangers.

Plate Heat Exchanger Performance At Shell & Tube Pressures
Tranter’s SUPERMAX® and MAXCHANGER® Welded Plate Heat Exchangers require only a fraction of the space of the equivalent shell & tube exchangers. Turbulent flow induced by the corrugated and dimpled plate patterns produces high heat transfer rates. This high efficiency allows Tranter to design compact exchangers with a 1ºC (2°F) temperature approach. Another benefit is the small hold-up volume which offers fast start-up times and close following of process changes. The advantages of the SUPERMAX and MAXCHANGER
exchangers can be applied to challenging applications involving liquids, gases, steam and two-phase mixtures. This includes aggressive media, organic solvents, steam heaters and as interchangers which are beyond the capability of traditional gasketed plate & frame heat exchangers. In addition to efficiency,
the units offer cost effectiveness and minimal maintenance.

SUPERMAX®—For Amazing Efficiency In A Small Footprint

The SUPERMAX® Shell & Plate Heat Exchanger is designed for pressures to 200 barg (2900 psig) and at temperatures up to 900°C (1650°F) for standard range units. Extended range units are available for higher temperature and pressure applications. Turbulent flow, even at low velocities, enables stable capacity
regulation and minimizes fouling. In refrigeration and cryogenic service, the exchangers require a low refrigerant charge. They are also resistant to freezing because of high fluid turbulence induced by the corrugated plate pattern. SUPERMAX wide temperature/pressure ratings offer good performance with natural refrigerants such as ammonia and carbon dioxide.
Fluids can undergo phase change on either the plate or shell
side. The SUPERMAX is particularly suited to applications
having a large flow imbalance, allowing higher flow rates
on the shell side. The SUPERMAX can be installed
horizontally or vertically; horizontal installation is
recommended for condensing/evaporating/boiling
applications.