Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers
PexUniverse has a large selection of BPHE models in 3x8, 4x12 and 5x12 plate sizes and with up to 100 plates on select models. Inlet/outlet connections are 3/4", 1" and 1-1/4" respectively. These heat exchangers are made using stainless steel plates and 99.9% pure copper for brazing. Pressure rated 437°F at up to 435 psi.
About Brazed Plate Heat ExchangersA brazed plate type heat exchanger (BPHE) consists of a series of metal plates stacked on top of each other and brazed in a vacuum furnace. A BPHE typically has a total of (4) piping connections - one inlet and one outlet for first liquid and the one inlet and one outlet for the second. The plates are connected in such a manner, that each liquid flows through its own designated channel and is separated from another liquid by a metal plate. These plates create a wall between the liquids and allow the heat transfer process to occur without mixing the two. Brazed plate type heat exchangers sold on PexUniverse have corrugated inner plates, which increase the surface area and improve the speed and efficiency of heat transfer.
These heat exchangers can be used for snow melting, solar, outdoor boiler and other heating applications.