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  • Brazed Plate or Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers
  • Submerged Evaporative Units
  • Suitable for Process Applications
  • Food Safe
  • Large Stock
  • Nationwide Coverage
  • Price Competitive

A plate heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger that uses metal plates to transfer heat between two fluids. This has a major advantage over a conventional heat exchanger in that the fluids are exposed to a much larger surface area because the fluids spread out over the plates. This facilitates the transfer of heat and greatly increases the speed of the temperature change. Larger commercial versions use gaskets between the plates, whereas smaller versions tend to be brazed. When liquid passes through a heat exchanger, it can be used to cool or heat fluid for a multitude of applications. These types of units are regularly used to bring down the temperatures of beverages, including beer, soft drinks and during the pasteurisation of milk.

We recommend the deployment of plate heat exchangers in scenarios where the pressure is too high, temperatures are too high or too low, or when fluids must be kept separate so no contamination can take place. Our heat exchangers are also frequently used in manufacturing and process industries, for chemicals, oil and other fluids.

Andrews offer a wide range of plate heat exchangers to hire from 1kW to 10MW. These units are available for long term or short term hire and are accessible for immediate delivery to overcome emergency requirements. Andrews is the UK’s leading specialist provider of fluid transfer systems and process cooling products. We take pride in providing you with the very best cooling solutions to make sure that there is no disruption to your processes whilst minimising down time. Our range of heat exchangers can be used for a wide variety of applications, from food products to chemicals, we provide expert advice and will help you select the best solution for your requirements.

Our stock of plate, shell and tube and submerged evaporative heat exchangers are ready for hire across the entire country. We strive to ensure that your call will be swiftly answered by one of our experts who can ascertain your requirement before proposing the best solution for the application in question. Our specialist knowledge and experience not only facilitate a thorough understanding of your needs, but also help us provide you with the very latest units to meet your flow, pressure and fluid requirements. From brazed plate to multi megawatt shell and tube units, Andrews guarantees that all products are fully pressure tested, cleaned and safety checked prior to delivery.