• Gasketed Plate & Frame Heat Exchanger

    .High Efficiency Heat Transfer  Performance
    .Reduced Fouling
    .Compact Size
    .Lower Cost
    .Easy to Clean and Inspect

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  • Shell & Tube Type Heat Exchanger

    . Less expensive as compared to Plate type coolers
    . Can be used in systems with higher operating temperatures and pressures
    . Pressure drop across a tube cooler is less

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  • Finned Tube Type Heat Exchanger

    . High-performance finned tube due to Fin to Tube Bonding
    . Resists high loads, both thermally and mechanically
    . Extremely dimensionally stable
    . Hardly any maintenance is required – maximum reliability

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  • Engine Testbed Charge Air Water Cooler

    . Reduced Fuel Consumption
    . Faster Engine Response
    . Lower Pressure Drop on Charge Air
    . More Compact Installation
    . More Stable Charge Air temperature
    . Maintenance Ease

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  • Lube Oil Cooler

    . Optional Nozzle Location
    . Removal of Bonnet without disturbing the Piping
    . No need to Empty the Shell Side for Inspection or Cleaning
    . Viton "0" Ring with its Special Retainer Ring makes inspection and cleaning of Tubes
    . Very easy, External Surfaces Sand Blasted And Enamel/Epoxy Painted

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  • Ammonia Condensor

    . Robust construction
    . Dimensional Accuracy
    . Corrosion Resistant
    . High performance

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  • ATE manufactures

    . Plate-and-bar type radiators
    . Welded tubes type radiators
    . Shell type radiators and
    . manifold type radiators

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The plate bundle of a plate-fin heat exchanger is composed of fin, division plate and seal packing. A fin and a seal packing, which are placed in between two adjacent division plates, form an interlayer called as passage. The interlayers are superposed into a whole by brazing, according to different flowing ways of fluid, forming the bundle of plate (or called core body).

Aluminum is applicable to dip brazing with salt solution, so at present the plate-fin heat exchanger is nearly made of the manganese-aluminum alloy, which is corrosion-resistant.The plate-fin heat exchanger usually is fabricated from aluminum, but regardless of the materials of construction, the core is furnace brazed in a controlled atmosphere or high vacuum. Because plate-fin heat exchangers require more precise manufacturing, they are usually more expensive than other designs.






Aluminium Alloy
Stainless Steel

Plain Type Fin
Serrated Fin
Corrugated Fin
Strip Type Fin

Cross Flow
Counter Flow
Cross-Counter Flow





Features of plate-fin heat exchanger

Main features of plate-fin heat exchanger are as follows:
1.  High heat transfer efficiency
The heat transfer efficiency is high is that the fin can cause the disturbance for the fluid to make the thermal boundary layer rupture and renew continuously. The heat transfer coefficient of forced convective gas is 35 to 350 W/ (m2·℃), the overall heat transfer coefficient of forced convective oil is 120 to 1740 W/ (m2·℃), while the overall heat transfer coefficient of gas-gas in the shell-and-tube heat exchanger is only 10 to 35 W/ (m2·℃).

 2.  Compact structure and light weight
Its heat transfer area per unit volume is generally 1500 to 2500 m2/m3, which is 8 to 20 times that of the shell-and-tube heat exchanger. The weight of aluminum plate-fin heat exchanger is one tenth that of the shell-and-tube heat exchanger with the same heat transfer area, but its metal consumption per unit heat transfer area can be dozens of times smaller than the shell-and-tube heat exchanger.

 3.  Wide range of application
It can be applicable to the heat transfer of various different fluids such as gas to gas, gas to liquid and liquid to liquid. Depending on the arrangement and combination of various flow passages, the plate-fin heat exchanger can adapt to the heat transfer in different working conditions such as countercurrent, cross flow, multi-flow and multi-pass flow. The plate-fin heat exchanger can be shaped and produced in batch to meet different requirements, so the cost can be reduced and the interchangeability is enlarged.
4.  The manufacturing process is complicated and the requirements for manufacture are strict.
5.  It is easy to be blocked and the cleaning and maintenance are difficult. If the inner leakage occurs owing to the corrosion, it is hard to maintain the exchanger.

In the practical production, the plate-fin heat exchangers made of aluminum are used for air separation device, petrochemical device and mechanical power equipment, and their service ranges are as follows:
The design temperature is from -200 to 150℃, and the design pressure is from 0 to 0.6MPa.




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