plate-type exchanger

plate-type exchanger

[′plāt ‚tīp iks‚chān·jər]
(mechanical engineering)
Heat-exchange device similar to a plate-and-frame filter press; fluids flow between the frame-held plates, transferring heat between them.
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The plate-type exchangers' smaller size gives the chillers an added bonus of being more efficient as the same amount of refrigerant passes through a smaller area, resulting in flows of 20 ft/sec versus the 7 ft/sec of earlier chillers.