Research Update: Condensation in Welded Plate Exchangers
Plate heat exchangers (PHEs) are well suited for applications that require compactness, low weight, and high efficiency. Traditional gasket-type PHEs are limited to a low range of pressures and temperatures. When operating pressures and temperatures exceed the range of a traditional gasket PHE, a welded-plate design is sometimes used. This webinar discusses HTRI’s condensation data and methods, as well as alternative literature models. Limitations of these methods are shown and recommendations for future work are discussed.