Industrial heat exchangers are pieces of industrial equipment which are designed to exchange or transfer heat from one medium to another. The heat exchange may be for the primary purpose of heating up elements or cooling it down. Within the industrial sector, cooling tends to be the more prevalent function in order to prevent equipment or volatile substances from overheating.
There are many different types of heat exchangers, each with their own advantages and drawbacks, yet tailored to best suit different purposes and industries. Heat exchangers have a very broad range of industrial applications.
They are used as components of air conditioning and cooling systems or of heating systems. Many industrial processes call for a certain degree of heat to function; however, typically great care must be taken to keep these processes from getting too hot. Within industrial plants and factories heat exchangers are required to keep machinery, chemicals, water, gas, and other substances within a safe operating temperature.
Heat exchangers are used to capture and transfer steam or heat exhaust that is released as a by-product of a process or an operation so that the Hot Steam or Released Heat can be reused and put to better use elsewhere in the same industry or any other application, hence it saves on money and optimum energy usage, thereby increasing efficiency.
Heat Exchangers are most important and widely used pieces of “Process Equipment’s” found in industrial units. Irrespective of the particular application in any industry , it likely requires some type of Heat and Cold Temperature regulations and for that Heat Exchangers are used. They can be used for either heating or cooling, however, in the industrial sector, particularly within same plants and refineries, they are overwhelmingly used for cooling.
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