Brazed plate heat exchangers
Alfa Laval copper-brazed plate heat exchangers are a compact, efficient and maintenance-free solution for heating, cooling, evaporation, and condensing in numerous applications. Each unit is designed for duty optimization, with a range of unique features that ensure both superior thermal performance and maximum reliability. This enables the longest possible service life – even under conditions with extremely high design pressures.
Compact and efficient solutions designed to transfer heat sustainably
- Lightweight brazed construction offers much greater thermal efficiency than comparable shell-and-tubes with a footprint that’s 75% smaller
- The flexible DynaStatic distribution system in AC models enables higher efficiency in any evaporator duty and with any refrigerant
- Alfa Laval’s FlexFlow plate design provides channel asymmetry that can be tailored to fit the application
- We help you select the optimal pressing depth, plate pattern and configuration for your application
- An ideal solution for use with natural refrigerants, thanks to the compact footprint, optimized plate design and high design pressure
With a robust and reliable construction, Alfa Laval’s comprehensive range of brazed plate technology offers a smart alternative to traditional heat exchangers. The application experience of Alfa Laval’s heating and cooling experts, combined with our continuous innovation in design and manufacturing techniques, ensures you always have access to the most competitive solution available. Example positions for our brazed heat exchangers include air conditioning and process chillers, commercial and industrial refrigeration, district heating and domestic hot water, heat pumps, gas boilers, energy storage, fuel cells, oil and fuel cooling, hydraulics, engine cooling, air compressors, and air driers.
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How does a brazed plate heat exchanger work?
Alfa Laval brazed plate heat exchangers are carefully engineered to ensure the greatest possible thermal performance within the smallest possible footprint. Watch this animation to learn more about their basic operation.
Quick selection guide
The Alfa Laval product guide is an easy-to-use tool to help you select the best solution for your application. It also lists local Alfa Laval partners and you can request a quotation for your selected product.
Higher efficiency. Smaller footprint.
Does your operation still rely on bulky, old-fashioned shell-and-tube heat exchangers for heating or cooling in your processes? Are you curious to learn about the benefits of switching to brazed designs? Brazed plate heat exchanger technology offers significantly higher thermal efficiency than comparable shell-and-tube models, within a much smaller footprint. Among other things, this can help you reduce energy consumption, increase your heat recovery potential, and resolve space and bottleneck issues in your plant. Ready to take the next step? Visit our Heating & Cooling Hub today to find tools and information to help you identify the right solution for your operation.
Unique features to boost the performance of your brazed heat exchanger
With more than 80 years of experience in heat transfer innovation, Alfa Laval knows what it takes to deliver high-performance solutions for any application. Our experts continuously develop new innovations that give our brazed plate heat exchangers more reliable and efficient performance.
Unparalleled strength for demanding duties
Our innovative plate designs support the widest range of high-temperature and high-pressure applications. Units can run using thinner plates and fewer plates, which translates to less raw material, lower energy consumption, reduced refrigerant charge and a longer equipment lifecycle.
Total support – with value-adding options to fit your needs
Get access to a wide range of tools as well as Alfa Laval’s application and product experts. ValuePlus support includes all documentation, approvals and certifications in addition to an ever-expanding range of accessories. Thanks to Alfa Laval’s prototyping and testing expertise as well as our large-scale manufacturing capabilities, you can always expect fast delivery, easy installation and optimization, and full compliance with any regulations.
A future-proof investment for tomorrow’s refrigerants
As an innovative driver in the development of solutions for natural refrigerants, Alfa Laval brings years of experience working with products that enable the use of new-generation and low-GWP refrigerants to help you meet sustainability goals and any legislative requirements.
Flexible refrigerant distribution
This breakthrough production method lets you fully tailor the placement, size and number of inlets to fit your specific application, ensuring the optimal refrigerant distribution system for your products. The result is higher efficiency with the flexibility to use low-GWP refrigerants.
Superior thermal performance
Alfa Laval’s patented asymmetrical plate design is one of many unique innovations that gives you improved thermal efficiency thanks to optimized pressure drop and increased turbulence. In addition to cutting energy consumption, that means reducing refrigerant volumes and raw materials.
Controlled, non-destructive freezing
For applications that require it, we can supply plate heat exchangers designed to allow ice crystals to form under certain operating conditions, but displaced from sensitive areas. This ensures both reliable performance and a long product life.
Guidance from leading experts
Refrigerants of tomorrow
Questions about today’s refrigerants market? Our experts can help you understand the changes taking place and provide guidance for picking the best refrigerant for your needs.
Advancements in heat exchanger innovation are making it possible to achieve much greater energy efficiency from your equipment. Let us introduce you to the latest features for boosting sustainability in your application.
Simplicity for your business
Alfa Laval has taken the complexity out of selecting the right heat exchanger. Learn about the tools we have for helping you get the right technology for your business right when you need it.
Do you have questions about our portfolio of brazed and fusion bonded plate heat exchangers? We can work with you to find the optimal model to fit your specific needs.