Flat Plate Heat Exchangers / Cooling Plates / Cold Plate
Advanced Chemical Etching (ACE) has developed new innovative process technologies for the manufacture of plate heat exchangers components for the Chemical, Petrochemical, Linear Motor, Electronics cooling and Aerospace industry sectors. A plate heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger that uses metal plates to transfer heat between two fluids. Manufactured by the ACE photo etching process from Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Titanium or Inconel©, they are produced as flat plates with precise Micro Etched fluid flow channels in either the top or both the top and underside surfaces. Also known as Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers (PCHE’s), as the process of manufacture is the same process as printed circuits hence the product name.
The photo etched plates are then stacked and diffusion bonded, diffusion brazed or brazed together to make the heat exchanger. The association of chemical etching and diffusion bonding processes into a single product allow the use of a wide range of materials of construction enabling the use of a wide range of clean fluids in the heat exchanger, including corrosive ones.
Much smaller than shell and tube heat exchangers delivering excellent space and weight benefits.
They can have a pressure capability of 600 bars (9000 psi) while coping with temperatures ranging from cryogenic to 900°C (1650°F). More than two process streams can be incorporated in a single unit and the requirement for piping and valves dramatically reduced.
Reaction and mixing can also be incorporated in the plate heat exchanger design, economically increasing functionality in a single unit.
You can also request our Etched Cooling Plate sample shown above here
Please contact ACE today for additional information on our Flat Plate Heat Exchangers / Cooling Plates & Cold Plate capabilities.