Whether you require Tips and Advice about radiators, plate heat exchangers or heating systems in general AEL have the technical expertise to provide guidance on your system design and which products are best suited to your application.
Should you not find the answer to your problem in our “Tips and Advice” articles and require any help feel free to contact our technical sales office.
Delivery Terms & Conditions
- AEL will contact you during the next working day to discuss a convenient delivery date of your order.
- Orders delivered by road transport are delivered to the nearest convenient hard standing position and the consignee is responsible for offloading.
- Standard delivery is between 9am and 5pm on weekdays only, prices for timed deliveries and weekend deliveries can be provided by our sales office upon request.
- Please note that missed deliveries can be rescheduled and are chargeable.
- We're open 9am to 5pm weekdays with Saturday collections possible by prior arrangement.
- Please note that Cast Iron Radiators are heavy so we advise that you double check the weight of your order and the maximum weight your vehicle can carry as AEL can accept no responsibility for the suitability of your vehicle.
How To Design A Plate Heat Exchanger
It is very difficult to design a plate heat performance chart without the use of the manufacturers software that provides the necessary correlation between:
1. The flow rate on both the primary and secondary circuits
2. Details of the fluid being used on both the primary and secondary circuits
3. The desired temperature on both the flow and returns on the primary and secondary circuits
4. The KW required
5. The pressure drop on both the primary and secondary circuits
6. The over sizing factor of the design
7. The fouling factor
8. The most suitable plate , gasket configuration and frame to use for the application
9. The connection type and size
10. The foot print and dimensions
Most plate heat exchanger technical designs and quotations can be provided if the information shown in points 1, 2 and 3 shown above are e mailed to our technical office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the design is checked and accepted by the customer and an order is placed your plate heat exchanger will be assembled and tested in our Cheshire warehouse usually as shown below.
TYPICAL PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE
- The plate heat exchanger frame and connections are assembled and the plates start to be put in place.
3.Once the plate pack is inserted the tie bars are put in place.
5. When the plates are correctly torqued up a visual inspection is made and a hydraulic test is completed.
6. The plate heat exchanger is then made ready for despatching to site.