PHE Gaskets

The design of a plate heat exchanger (PHE) comprises several heat transfer plates. Held by a fixed plate and a loose pressure plate to form a complete unit. Each heat transfer plate has a gasket arrangement, providing two separate channel systems. The arrangement of the gaskets allows through flow in single channels. This enables the primary and secondary media in a counter-current flow. The mediums are not mixed because of the gasket design. The corrugated plates create turbulence in the fluids as they flow through the unit. This turbulence gives an effective heat transfer coefficient.