A copper brazed plate heat exchanger provides the benefits of a large capacity hot water panel combined with the efficiency of an energy-efficient small scale steam shower. The compact b Brazed heat exchanger is ideal for a wide range of domestic and industrial applications, which use a high volume of water, frequently. It is often used to cool water, generate steam through the use of an exhaust fan and in some instances to preheat or even pre-cool water to meet regulatory requirements.
The b Brazed heat exchanger is available in both self-brazing and dual wall brazing. Dual wall brazing is when the panels are connected in either a horizontal or vertical manner. This provides for increased thermal efficiency as both panels can be independently controlled. The panels are self-brazed within their own tray and can be made out of either stainless steel or copper. The most economical option is often made of copper, as it is durable, has a high thermal conductivity level and comes in a wide range of finishes.
The Copper Brazed plate heat exchanger is an ideal example of state-of-the-art technology combined with excellent design. The brazing of metal within the tray itself forms a highly efficient system that is able to provide steam showers with high pressures. It also has the ability to vary the temperature of the incoming steam, which can be adjusted for maximum efficiency. The dual-walled construction provides the benefit of increased reliability and longevity of the equipment, while the efficient use of thermal conductivity makes it more cost effective over time.
A major advantage of the brazed plate heat exchanger is its use of two-dimensional plate structures, which enables efficient energy recovery. The inner tank holds a volume of water that is well suited for the various products and fluids used in the shower or spa. The water is continually heated, either directly from the floor of the building or via a separate, solar-powered source. As water is removed from the tank, it is passed through a series of filters to remove impurities and debris before exiting the system. The dual-wall construction of these systems ensures that contaminants are not pushed into the steam return path, where they could reduce the overall efficiency of the unit. These systems are often compact and can even be incorporated into small bathrooms, although there may be specific circumstances where they cannot be installed, such as under stairs or in a basement area.
Another advantage to the compact brazed plate heat exchanger is the space savings it offers. Because these units require little room to operate, they are ideal for space-saving applications, especially in small office buildings and homes. Some models can even be installed on rooflines, which greatly expands their usability. Since these units do not have an inlet pipe like other types of heat exchanger, they rely on direct transfer of heat from the environment to provide space heating.
These units also allow for extremely high pressure transfer because the water in which they are housed is pressurized by high levels of water pressure from the standing water supply. This allows for extremely high temperatures to be achieved while maintaining pressure integrity. The ability to maintain pressure despite the extremely high pressures involved in the system makes them ideal for hot water applications in both commercial and residential settings. Many individuals and builders choose to incorporate copper brazed plate heat exchanger units into their projects to ensure that they will be able to take advantage of these benefits for many years to come.