Plate Heat Exchangers
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Plate Heat Exchangers

High Efficiency with Life Cycle Support

Tranter is soon entering its fifth decade engineering, manufacturing and supporting gasketed plate heat exchangers. We have 

listened carefully to our customers. Beyond simply purchasing a plate heat exchanger that meets a spec, customers tell us 

they want an added-value solution with maintenance-friendly designs and life cycle support. We have responded with 

significant investments in global coverage with a local presence. We are committed to extending our support to you through 

our specialized Service Center network, with preventive maintenance services and emergency uptime restoration service 

devoted solely to plate-type heat exchangers.

Modularity For Flexibility

The Tranter Plate Heat Exchanger provides outstanding efficiency transferring heat from one liquid to another or from steam 

to liquid. This modular exchanger combines frames, plates and connections to form a variety of configurations. By using 

different types of plates, with different characteristics, the exchangers can be adapted to a wide variety of applications. The 

exchangers can easily be disassembled for inspection, maintenance or even expansion by adding plates.

High Heat Transfer Rates

The flow turbulence created by Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers promotes maximum heat transfer. With their high efficiency, 

the exchangers can handle temperature approaches of less than 1°C (2°F). The unit also offers "U" or "K" values 3 to 6 times 

higher than shell & tube exchangers.

Tranter is a market leader in the development of high-efficiency plate pattern designs and flow configurations. Among these 

are Ultraflex plate patterns, our unique, neutral-plane gasket groove design and the ability to configure our units in either a 

parallel or a diagonal flow configuration. These options improve the utilization of available pressure drops and increase the 

efficiency of our units. Our diagonal flow option is especially important on larger flows and low NTU duties.  

Compact Design

With its high efficiency, the Tranter Plate Heat Exchanger conserves footprint and floor loading far beyond what is possible 

with an identical duty shell & tube heat exchanger. A Tranter Plate Heat Exchanger can fit into 20–50% of a shell & tube 

footprint including service and maintenance space. This compact footprint makes productive use of tight spaces, especially 

important with production expansions. Lighter weight makes transportation and rigging less costly. And, it costs less.

Self-Cleaning Action

The unit's velocity profile and induced turbulence causes dirty product deposits to be continually removed from the heat 

transfer surface during operation, thereby reducing fouling. The plate turbulence also enhances the effectiveness of water 

backflushing and cleaning in place (CIP) procedures with less frequent need to disassemble the exchanger. Plates can be 

electropolished to make cleaning easier, either manually or in-place. The unit opens within its own footprint simply by 

loosening the tie-rod bolts and rolling the movable frame back to the support column. 

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