The NL100M (Fig.4) plate now offers the ideal compromise between flexibility and efficiency. It is suitable for operating pressures of 16bar, provides connections with a nominal diameter of 100mm and has a heat exchange surface area of 0.47m2 per plate. With a gap width of approx. 4.15mm, it provides enough space to allow strongly-hopped media to pass through and also provides improved heat transfer, compared to plates with even bigger gap width or wide gap patterns.
The advantages of reducing the gap width to approx. 4.15mm are a significant improvement in heat transfer in the double digit percentage range and lower energy consumption. Customers benefit from a good heat transfer rate, less build-up of fouling and extended production times.
The plate heat exchanger with NL100M plates, with the OptiWave plate design, offers an outstanding interaction of the plate profile and corrugation depth. It ensures high heat transfer rates by means of uniform distribution of the product over the entire width of the plate. The large gap of 4.15mm keeps the original product’s viscosity at a high level.
The PosLoc assembly system and EcoLoc gasket system ensure easy assembly of the heat exchanger during installation and maintenance. The PosLoc design makes sure that the plates of gasketed plate heat exchangers align automatically during assembly and seal tight. The EcoLoc gaskets can be attached easily without special tools or adhesives. When the device is closed, the correct fit is established automatically. This results in reliable gaskets that can be replaced if necessary, quickly and easily.