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Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers Suitable For Heat Pumps

AEL have been supplying brazed plate heat exchangers for use in many applications throughout the UK , Ireland and the Channel Islands for over 20 years. Brazed plate heat exchangers are very small in size and are a highly efficient method of providing instantaneous heat transfer between fluids in a heating system. Using Brazed plates […]

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Guide To Water Flow Rates and Pressure

Below provides a guide to water flow rates and pressure when sizing a plate heat exchanger. Low Pressure Installations A gravity or low Pressure Installation in a standard two storey house with a cold feed water tank in a loft serving a hot water cylinder on the first floor. The bathroom taps would have approximately […]

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Instantaneous Heating System Using a Plate Heat Exchanger

1. Plate Heat Exchanger To start, we need to know the KW required to meet the demand from the central heating circuit to start calculating the most suitable PHE 2. System Control Panel The control panel will sense the secondary flow temperature leaving the plate heat exchanger and send a signal to the modulating 3 […]

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Heating Swimming Pools With Plate Heat Exchanger

1. Swimming Pool to be heated To start, we need to know the volume of the pool water, the required pool temperature and then the acceptable heat-up time of the pool from cold to start calculating the most suitable PHE. 2. System Control Panel The control panel will sense the secondary flow temperature leaving the […]

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SEMI INSTANTANEOUS DHW SYSTEM USING A PHE and CYLINDER

  1. DHW Cylinder to be heated. To start, we need to know the volume of water in the cylinder, the demand from the DHW circuit , the time it will take to empty the cylinder and the time it will take to re heat the cylinder from cold to start calculating the most suitable […]

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INSTANTANEOUS DHW SYSTEM USING A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER

  1. Plate Heat Exchanger Design. To start, we need to know the peak demand from the DHW circuit and the KW power available to correctly calculate the most suitable instantaneous PHE. 2. System Control Panel. The control panel will sense the secondary flow temperature leaving the plate heat exchanger and send a signal to […]

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How To Design A Plate Heat Exchanger

It is very difficult to design a plate heat performance chart without the use of the manufacturer’s 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 […]

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How To Replace Radiators Without Draining Heating System

It will take no more than 25 minutes to replace the same size and model of radiator especially if you are going to be using the same radiator valves and wall brackets, please see below: 1. Turn off the valves to isolate the radiator from the heating system Your first step is to turn off […]

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How Efficient Are Plate Heat Exchangers

In our last 2 pieces, we firstly looked at plate heat exchangers and their advantages and explained also how they worked. Our third piece in the series now understands just how efficient they in fact are. Plate heat exchangers are one of the most efficient ways to transfer energy between two fluids at different temperatures […]

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Plate Heat Exchangers – How They Work

In our last piece, we provided information on our gasket plate heat exchangers and the advantages they hold. Our follow up piece now looks into how they work and how they are assembled. The operating principle of the AEL Plate Heat Exchanger ensures that most fluids such as water can be instantaneously heated or cooled […]

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