Heat exchangers are used in a wide array of applications and industries. Along with being commonly used in appliances, such as air conditioners and refrigerators, heat exchangers are also frequently used in industries such as chemical processing and power production. In the process of choosing a heat exchanger distributor, a variety of factors should be considered. One of the most important factors to consider in the selection of a heat exchanger distributor is whether all types of exchangers are carried in the distributor’s inventory.
Four different types of heat exchangers are available on the market. Those types include the plate, regenerative, shell and tube, fluid and solid. The most common types of heat exchanger that might be carried by a heat exchanger distributor is the shell and tube. Plate heat exchangers are also very common and are actually considered to be more efficient than shell and tube exchangers. In the event that you need the fluid to change direction, it is important to make sure that the heat exchanger distributor you choose carries a regenerative heat exchanger. Fluid and solid heat exchangers, also known as intermediate exchangers, move fluids to the side for release.