Are you experiencing reduced heat transfer efficiency that is costing you through reduced output or increased energy cost? A range of problems can lead to poor performance or failure of your plate heat exchangers. The four most common plate heat exchanger problems that occur are:
Optimisation is a crucial aspect of the role of an engineer whereby design constraints and criteria are assessed via a systematic process in order to provide the maximum achievable value. An aromatic oil processing company approached Heat Exchangers WA a short time ago with cooling tower inefficiency and heat exchanger fouling problems.
Heat Exchangers WA in conjunction with the Triple M Group have supplied the air-conditioning process equipment at the expansive Capital Square development in Perth City for Woodside Energy. The Capital Square development was a monumental contract for Heat Exchangers WA in terms of the package size containing both Plate Heat Exchangers and Cooling Towers that were delivered to the client. Furthermore, the equipment was fitted in a mid-level plant room increasing design and installation complexity, requiring Heat Exchangers WA to not only provide the required heating and cooling capacity but also adhere to the architecturally aesthetic preferences.
It is a beautiful sunny winter’s day here in WA! Heat Exchangers WA just replaced another older forced draft condenser with a sparkling brand new Evapco CATC induced draft Evaporative Condenser. This included all the bells and whistles, such as Thermal-Pak II Coil, superior efficiency drift eliminators and the patented motor swing out arm plus davit providing unprecedented maintenance access and inherently better operation. Additionally, the Evapco condensers arrive pre-built allowing the minimisation of your on-site assembly costs.
Heat Exchangers WA recently replaced an older Evapco cooling tower forced draft condenser with a new Evapco CATC induced draft unit. The induced draft counterflow condensers are designed for easy maintenance and long, trouble-free operation.
Hello Sunshine! Here at HEWA we love sunny days, primarily because it means plenty of solar gain on our 400 125W panels! This means big savings on our power bill (as you can see here in the pictures) which in turn means added savings for our customers. Ask yourself this, “What commitment is your current supplier making to reduce their carbon footprint?
Meet Rod, a now happy octopus fisherman from Busselton Western Australia. HEWA recently received a distressed phone call from Rod who had recently dropped 1200 occy traps and suffered engine PHE problems on the return trip home. Rod was battling to find parts and his biggest fear was the octopuses starving to death in their traps! HEWA’s experts identified the rare part type and could immediately supply getting Rod back on the water within days, not weeks. Does your current provider have you covered for unforseen circumstances?
Keeping up with the maintenance of your Heat Exchanger. Like all equipment, for it to perform at it’s best, it needs to be serviced to ensure it’s performance and lifespan. Heat Exchangers WA can inspect your Plate Heat Exchanger and make sure it’s working to it’s full potential. Whether it be chemical cleaning and UV crack testing your plates, replacing your gaskets or a full refurbishment, we can help. Regular cleaning of your PHE’s ensures efficiency and reliability of your equipment. For a full list of our services check out our website.
Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers (BPHE’s) are among the most efficient heat exchangers on the market.
On an upcoming project in Perth’s CBD, a client has decided to sou to source BPHE’s as they occupied 20% less space than a traditional plate & gasket heat exchanger.
BPHE’s traditionally are thin stainless plates with narrower channels (giving a higher heat transfer co-efficient), pressed together with copper sheet and brazed in an autoclave at extreme temperatures.
BPHE’s are advantageous as they can operate at higher temps and pressures than plate and gasket and have a smaller footprint. They do however require very clean liquids passing through them due to limitations in serviceability as they cannot be pulled apart.
Heat Exchangers WA are delighted to supply two of our biggest BPHE’s to date in a relatively small market such as Perth.
Heat Exchangers WA completes the replacement & upgrade of the 2nd bank of Evapco cooling towers at UWA’s Central Plant. Each cooling tower cell rejects over 4500 kW of heat, supplying cold water to equipment that cools buildings throughout the campus.