Plate Heat Exchangers
WCR Plate Heat Exchangers, also known as Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers are products of over 35 years in the plate heat exchanger industry. Being in heat exchanger parts, service, and refurbishment for such a long period, WCR has more cross-brand knowledge than anyone else. We've gained a tremendous wealth of information, as well as hired the top Application Engineers. We now offer competitive heat exchanger solutions that surpass other OEMs in performance, maintenance, and economy.
What is a Plate Heat Exchanger?
The plate type heat exchanger is the most efficient type of heat exchanger with its low cost, flexibility, easy maintenance, and high thermal transfer. WCR plate corrugations are designed to achieve turbulence across the entire heat transfer area. This produces the highest possible heat transfer coefficients with the lowest possible pressure drop, allowing for close temperature approaches. Subsequently, this leads to a smaller heat transfer area, smaller units and in some cases, fewer heat exchangers. This benefits the customer tremendously by requiring less space, reduced secondary flow rates and smaller pumps.
The WCR Plate Heat Exchanger consists of a specific number of gasketed plates which are fixed between a top carrying bar and a lower guide bar. The plates are compressed by means of tie bars between a stationary frame plate (the head) and a moveable frame (the follower). Fluids enter the plate heat exchanger through frame connections and are distributed inbetween the plates. The flow through alternate passages between the plates is controlled by the placement of gaskets. These are available in single and multi-pass arrangements, depending upon the application.