7. Low Tendency for Freezing
The high turbulence in the channels minimizes the tendency for freezing on the water side, which means that in evaporation applications the temperature at the water outlet can be lower than in any other heat exchanger type.
8. High Resistance Against Freezing
If there is a failure in the system and the water in the heat exchanger freezes, a brazed-plate heat exchanger can withstand this much better than traditional types and can often continue to work after defrosting. However, no heat exchanger will stand an unlimited number of freezing cycles; and, therefore, necessary equipment for
freeze protection should be built into the system.
BPHEs can easily be arranged in parallel for systems built on modules.
10. Consistent Quality
The plates of a BPHEs are pressed out of homogenous steel and are brazed together. These plates are pressed with the same tool every time, which guarantees that each plate is identical to the others. This means that the exchanger always performs in exactly the same way. This is an outstanding feature when compared to the many tubular exchangers where great variances in the production might exist.
In most cases, a brazed-plate heat exchanger represents the most economical solution for the customer. This is not only due to the fact that the purchase price of a
brazed-plate heat exchanger is, in most cases, lower than for other types of heat exchangers but also to the fact that the mounting of the unit is easier. Therefore, savings can be made on smaller cabinets, tubing, packing, and freight.