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    Why it’s Sometimes Better to Buy a New Heat Exchanger than Keep your Old One

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Mar 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

    QVF_heat_exchanger.png“They don’t make them the way they used to,” is a common saying that can apply to many appliances and other products that are simply not made with the same quality today as they were constructed 20, 30, or 40 years ago.  While you can brag about your ancient toaster oven that’s still consistently browning your english muffins to perfection, there are certain types of equipment when it actually becomes counter-productive for you to keep in use.

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    Topics: process optimization, heat exchangers

    Criteria for Selecting a Heat Exchanger for your Process

    Posted by Jennifer Mayo

    Jan 29, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    moz-screenshot-19From the simplest to the most complex chemical process systems, heat exchangers are needed to carry out the basic but fundamental function of efficiently transferring heat from one medium to another.  But how do you figure out which heat exchanger is the right one for you?  They are vast in their utilization and are a major component in a seemingly infinite number of systems – from refrigerators to car engines and of course, in our case, chemical plants.  Regardless of whichever industrial sector you find yourself in, you are essentially looking for the same end product – that is, a heat exchanger that will efficiently get the job done for you.  So the question remains, what standards should you be looking for?  This answer will be different on a case by case basis, so we've put together a list of the top principles you'll want to consider that will help you create your short list.  The criteria used when selecting a type of heat exchanger include the following:

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    Topics: process optimization, heat exchangers