A heat exchanger is a device which is specially designed to “exchange” or transfer heat between two or more fluids. The fluid could be a liquid, like oil or water, or could be air. ‘Car radiator’ is one of the most common types of the heat exchanger. In a radiator, a liquid of ethylene glycol and water, also called as antifreeze, exchange heat from the engine to radiator, and then ambient air passing through it. This process aids to keep a vehicle’s engine from overheating. Likewise, Lytron’s heat exchangers are intended to eliminate excess heat from aircraft engines, x-ray tubes, optics, power supplies, lasers, military equipment, and others equipment which require cooling.
Types of heat exchangers
Usually all heat exchangers do a similar job but they work in several different ways. The two most popular heat exchanger is the plate/fin and shell-and-tube. In shell and tube exchangers, one fluid passes through a group of metal tubes where the second fluid flows through a sealed shell which surrounds them.
Why Heat Exchangers Required?
Heat exchangers have an extremely wide-range of industrial applications. Heat exchangers are used as components of air conditioning and heating and cooling systems. Number of industrial processes known for a certain amount of heat to function; though, usually better care need to take to keep such processes from getting too hot. In factories and industrial plants heat exchangers are required to keep chemicals, machinery, gas, water, and other materials with a secure operating temperature. Heat exchangers can also be used to transfer and capture heat or steam exhaust that is produced as a byproduct of an operation or process so that the heat or steam can be put to well use elsewhere, thus saving the plant money and improving efficiency.
Benefits of Heat Exchangers
- Less energy consumption
Heat exchangers increased popularity as a more electricity efficient alternative to air compressors and air conditioners, which require continually running machinery to function. Instead of cooling the air inside of electrical inclusions, heat exchangers simply exchange waste heat away from electrical machinery.
- Less space required
Nowadays, much electrical equipment’s are designed to improve operation power while diminishing space, and traditional air conditioning units could be too heavy to be efficient. Heat exchangers are specially designed to fir effectively any system’s condition.
- Less Frequent Maintenance
Even the most developed thermal management systems required maintenance to endure operating appropriately, but how often that system maintenance occurs can impact complete operating costs. A number of heat exchangers function in a closed-loop system which enables for maximum heat exchange while defending the inside of electrical inclusions from moisture, dust, and other pollutants.