Chapter 23

Steam Boilers

Plate Heat Exchangers

Plate and frame heat exchangers are used throughout a brewery in a variety of heating and cooling applications. In heating applications steam is frequently used as the primary medium. It is easily controlled and its excellent heat carrying properties allow pipe and exchanger sizes to be kept to a minimum. A temperature control valve constantly adjusts the primary steam flowrate and pressure to compensate for fluctuations in the secondary fluid’s inlet flowrate and temperature. This will ensure the product flow from the exchanger is always at the correct temperature.

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