Plate and frame heat exchangers are heat exchangers that use plates that are mounted on a metal frame. Gaskets are used between the plates. These heat exchangers can easily be taken apart for cleaning and reconditioning in the event of fouling. Plates are easily replaceable and can be expanded if the application requires expansion.
Plate material depends on the type of application and fluids used. Commonly used materials are stainless steel and titanium.
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Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers: