In industrial sites, one of the most easily found and broadly used components is the heat exchanger. Regardless of the type of industry, you are looking at, you will find this piece of equipment almost everywhere. Heat exchangers can be either used to cool or heat, but in most industries like refineries and plants, it serves the purpose of cooling extensively.
The role of heat exchangers is to transfer heat from one medium to another. They are used to cool down components or heat them up by extracting heat from the components or providing heat to them. Heat exchangers protect expensive industrial equipment from damage due to overheating and prevent them from reaching dangerous temperature limits that can pose a threat to the machinery as well as the workers. There are various types of heat exchangers and they all come with a set of advantages and disadvantages, moreover, choosing the right heat exchanger totally depends on the industry and the heating or cooling goals that are to be achieved there.
Heat exchangers are used in a plethora of industrial applications. Listed below are some of the many applications of heat exchangers:
- To keep gas, machinery chemicals and industrial equipment within a safe temperature range.
- Increasing efficiency by using heat generated in other applications, like the heat from the steam generated can be used in a process where heat is required, say heating water in some other process in the same plant.
- Heat exchangers can save industries a lot of money on machine maintenance and offer higher levels of safety to the industrial equipments and workers
Depending on the Industry and applications, Delta provides heat exchangers can offer a boost in efficiency, cost savings, improved safety levels and ultimately drive profits for most industries.