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Pillow Plate-Heat Exchanger - With optimized flow configuration for increased efficiency

03.06.2016

Currently, pillow-plate heat exchangers (PPHE) enjoy growing attention and become increasingly employed in various branches of industry. The ongoing expansion of the PPHE exploitation area generates a need for new structural requirements for this type of equipment. In this regard, the flow configuration in PPHE is crucial for key aspects like energy efficiency, operating costs and functionality. Whereas in conventional PPHE the flow can be redirected by baffles made of welding lines in the inner pillow-plate channels, there is no method to improve the flow configuration in the outer channels. For this reason, a new PPHE was developed in the group of Professor Kenig at the University of Paderborn, which enables the flow redirection also in the outer channels. A German patent application is pending, international applications are possible. On behalf of the University of Paderborn, PROvendis offer licenses to interested companies.

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