Plate Cooler Gaskets
The plate heat exchanger is a new type of high-efficiency heat exchanger formed by stacking a series of metal plates with a certain corrugated shape. A thin rectangular channel is formed between the various plates to exchange heat through the plate. Compared with the conventional shell-and-tube heat exchanger, the heat transfer coefficient is much higher under the same flow resistance and pump power consumption, and there is a tendency to replace the shell-and-tube heat exchanger within the applicable range.
The standard materials for plate and frame heat exchangers are EPDM and Nitrile rubber (NBR). EPDM is used normally for non-fatty/oily applications, and NBR for oil/fat applications.