Plate Fin Heat Exchanger
A plate-fin heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger design that uses plates and finned chambers to transfer heat between fluids. It is often categorized as a compact heat exchanger to emphasise its relatively high heat transfer surface area to volume ratio. The plate-fin heat exchanger is widely used in many industries, including the aerospace industry for its compact size and lightweight properties, as well as in cryogenics where its ability to facilitate heat transfer with small temperature differences is utilized.
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... This type of heat exchanger uses "sandwiched" passages containing fins to increase the effectivity of the unit ... The designs include crossflow and counterflow coupled with various fin configurations such as straight fins, offset fins and wavy fins ... Plate and fin heat exchangers are usually made of aluminium alloys, which provide high heat transfer efficiency ...
... This section requires expansion The cost of plate-fin heat exchangers is generally higher than conventional heat exchangers due to a higher level of detail required ... often be outweighed by the cost saving produced by the added heat transfer ... Plate-fin heat exchangers are generally applied in industries where the fluids have little chances of fouling ...
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