Thermal processing is an essential part of many production processes. Whether cooking, pasteurizing or sterilizing, or heating or cooling a range of products, it is a safe bet that many manufacturers will be using a heat exchanger to carry out their thermal processing requirements. Yet, with such a variety of applications possible, it is important that you select the right heat exchanger for your individual requirement.
A number of heat exchanger types are on the market, including plate, tubular, corrugated tube and scraped surface. Each is suited to a particular application. A smart first step when selecting a heat exchanger for a process heating application is to think carefully about your process, including: