Cooling is one of the main purposes of heat exchange equipment. At the same time, any type of heat exchanger may be used as a cooler, whether it is plate, tube, spiral, etc. But since it can have different shapes and purposes, the choice should be based on the task specifics. This begs a logical question: “What type of heat-exchange equipment should be used for certain processes?”. To answer it, we begin from defining the system as a concept and value of the device in it.

Cooling systems

Throughout life, we are faced with a particular type of cooler: household refrigerator, radiator in a car, cooler in a computer, and so on. At the heart of any such structure is a simple basic principle – lowering the temperature of any raw material or object. The same goes for industry. The purpose of heat exchanger, when installed in such a system, will be saving energy resources – electricity, water and other coolants. Of course, using only a cooling heat exchanger will not achieve this. Auxiliary equipment will be required: chillers, pumps, compressors, etc. However, if industrial cooling is taken into account, the heat exchanger will play a key role in the system.

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How to choose a heat exchanger for cooling

As we already explained above, to remove heat they may be used of any type. Based on this, the most important criterion for the equipment choice will be working fluids and their parameters. After all, only they impose restrictions on the application. For example, if you take heat exchangers for cooling water, the best option will be a gasketed one. If water consumption is small, a brazed heat exchanger will also be relevant. However, if freon is used as heating agent, it will be necessary to choose only from brazed or welded heat exchangers, because gasketed ones should not be used with hazardous or toxic fluids, such as freon. At the same time, if we consider wort cooling in a plate heat exchanger, we can say with confidence – gasketed ones will be an excellent choice. Tube, welded and brazed heat exchangers will also be relevant in cases where the working fluids have high pressures. Air coolers are suitable for the purposes where air is a cooling agent. All possible applications do not end here. The most important thing in the equipment choice will be the type of working fluids and their operating parameters.

Application of heat exchangers in industrial cooling

Considering all of the above, we can conclude that heat exchangers are used everywhere in manufacturing facilities. A common cooling agent is liquid. Therefore, water cooling plays an important role in the industry. The simplest example would be cooling the recycled water, required almost everywhere. For such purposes, several options for the refrigeration circuit are used. If there is a little volume of recycled water, chillers may be used where glycols are used as cooling agents. If there is a large volume of water, air coolers will be used to cool it. Besides, there is always a need for cold air for various manufacturing processes. Products for air cooling, whether tube or plate, can be found in most enterprises. For the food industry, the need for them is also very acute. Any pant for cooling milk requires their availability in its system. The same goes for if we consider beer cooling. In addition to the manufacture of products, we can also mention a number of other industries, for example, oil refining. Diesel cooling system may serve as a vivid example.

How the price for the cooling heat exchanger is calculated

Buying a cooling heat exchanger is quite simple. It is enough to set a task, and then our experts will make the necessary calculations, chose an optimal type of equipment and, based on its material consumption and labor costs, make a quote.
Types of cooling heat exchangers
1. Gasketed plate – a cooler of water, glycols, milk, beer.
2. Welded – freon evaporators/condensers, coolers of brine and oil products.
3. Brazed – freon evaporators/condensers.
4. Spiral – mayonnaise coolers.
5. Air cooler – oil-air coolers.
6. Tube – coolers for industrial oils, oil products

Types of heat exchangers for cooling

1.Collapsible plate-type heat exchangers – coolers of water, glycols, milk, beer.
2. Welded ones – freon evaporators/condensers, brine coolers, oil products.
3. Soldered heat exchangers – freon evaporators/condensers.
4. Spiral heat exchangers- mayonnaise coolers.
5. Air cooling units – air oil coolers
6. Tubular heat exchangers- coolers for technical oils, oil products

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