Alfa Laval Introduces WideGap 100 Heat Exchanger
The WideGap100 gasketed plate heat exchanger is said to combine a high resistance to fouling and clogging with maximum heat transfer efficiency and compact size. The wide distance between its plates and a highly turbulent flow make the WideGap much less susceptible to clogging than other heat exchangers, says the company. Wide channels let dirty fluids pass freely through the heat exchanger, avoiding clogging. The herringbone corrugation pattern of the plates causes high turbulence, which further reduces fouling but also increases heat transfer. The unit is designed for applications with small flows and has a port diameter of 100 mm. A counter-current flow pattern allows operating with crossing temperatures, and high turbulence results in a close temperature approach.