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M3 Compact Frame

Heat Exchangers M3

Standard design

The plate heat exchanger consists of a pack of corrugated metal plates with portholes for the passage of the two fluids between which heat transfer will take place. The plate pack is mounted in a frame assembly and compressed between a frame plate and a pressure plate. The plates are fitted with a gasket, which seals the interplate channel and directs the fluids into alternate channels. The number of plates is determined by the flow rate, physical properties of the fluids, pressure drop and temperature program. The plate corrugations promote fluid turbulence and support the plates against differential pressure.
The frame assembly consists of the following components: frame plate with connections, pressure plate, side plates and bars. The exploded views shows how the components are assembled.

Typical capacities

Liquid flow rate: Up to 4 kg/s, depending on media, permitted pressue drop and temperature program.

Working principle

Channels are formed between the plates and the corner ports are arranged so that the two media flow through alternate channels. The heat is transferred through the plate between the channels, and complete counter-current flow is created for highest possible efficiency. The corrugation of the plates provides the passage between the plates, supports each plate against the adjacent one and
enhances the turbulence, resulting in efficient heat transfer.

M3 Compact Frame

M3 Compact Frame