Plate heat exchangers from Munters help maximum effectiveness and efficiency to an array of challenging heat-exchange applications from HVAC specialties to your unique industrial need from chemical, medical manufacturers and food processors.
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Plate Heat Exchangers
Plate heat exchangers are the most maintenance free and long lasting of the air-to-air heat exchangers. Used for dusty or dirty applications, they have integral online cleaning systems, drains, and cleanout panels that provide for low maintenance carefree operation. To protect against frost and ice buildup during winter operation, standard options include the traversing defrost mechanism, the most energy efficient frost control system on the market. There are six basic models of plate heat exchangers; five counterflow Z-DUCT® models and one cross-flow model. The heat exchangers are available as either modular (stand-alone) versions or for integration into a packaged energy recovery system, complete with fans, filters, etc.
Rotary Heat Exchanger
Rotary heat exchangers are designed to provide either sensible or total energy exchange between two airstreams. These unique heat exchangers are constructed of corrugated aluminum media with passages through which the air flows. The heat exchanger continuously rotates in a plane perpendicular to the airflow allowing the transfer of energy between the airstreams via the aluminum media. Latent energy transfer between the airstreams is accomplished through the addition of a desiccant coating to the base aluminum material.
Heat Pipe Heat Exchanger
Heat pipe heat exchangers provide sensible heat transfer between two airstreams using a counter-flow configuration. These compact heat exchangers consist of rows of integrally finned aluminum tubes that are evacuated then partially filled with refrigerant. All tubes are individually sealed using a Schrader fitting; this provides the ability to evacuate and recharge the tubes in the field should a change in environmental policies necessitate a change in the refrigerant used. Heat transfer across a heat pipe heat exchanger is a continuous process whereby the warmer side acts as an evaporator and the colder side as a condenser with sealed center partition to prevent cross contamination between the two airstreams.