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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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Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers

AEL have been designing Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers for many industrial and commercial applications for over 20 years. AEL Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers are manufactured in Europe and are promptly built and tested in our UK factory from stock. AEL Plate Heat Exchangers are used to either heat up or cool down a fluid. When […]

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Aluminium Radiators Review for 2017

There are many choices of design when it comes to radiators but usually only the following materials are used Aluminium, Steel, Stainless Steel and Cast Iron. Aluminium radiators are more efficient than both steel varieties and Cast Iron radiators simply because aluminium is a super conductor of heat. Being a great conductor of heat the […]

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What is a Radiator Valve

Radiator valves work by controlling the amount of hot water that flow through the pipes of a hot water central heating system to each radiator in the system. Manual Radiator: Valves operate using the same principals as a tap. You simply manually turn the top of the valve to allow more or less water to […]

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Are Cast Iron Radiators Worth Money

Old cast iron radiators still do have a certain charm associated to them and can have a re sale value depending on whether you are buying or selling. If you are selling old used Cast Iron Radiators it is best to sell them “as seen” rather than providing any guarantee of service life. It is […]

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ARE CAST RADIATORS EFFICIENT AND ECO FRIENDLY

Even though Cast Iron Radiators take a little longer to heat up than the basic white steel panel radiators they are a far more efficient way of maintaining heat in a room through natural convection (see diagram below). Not only do Cast Iron Radiators look better but they also retain and transfer their heat for […]

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What To Consider When Buying a Rad or Valve

The decision of whether to install Steel, Aluminium or Cast Iron radiators in a new build or renovation project is often the last consideration and sometimes only addressed properly when the project is nearing an end. If not considered at the right time, the style and dimensions of a radiator for a room can have […]

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