Tranter: Compact, Efficient, and Economical Heat Exchangers

Tranter heat exchangers share one thing in common—heat transfer through plates instead of tubes.  Turbulent flow at low velocity produces high heat transfer efficiency and low fouling. The result…compact units with small heat transfer areas compared to conventional shell and tube exchangers. Plate exchangers conserve both material and labor resources, reducing up-front costs and future operational costs.

Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger

The SUPERCHANGER® Plate And Frame Heat Exchanger, sometimes referred to as a gasketed plate heat exchanger or GPHE, provides outstanding efficiency transferring heat from one liquid to another, often water to water, or from steam to liquid. This modular exchanger combines frames, plates and connections to form a variety of configurations. It is found in many of the same duties as shell and tube heat exchangers.

  • Induced Turbulence

    Promotes maximum heat transfer; induces scouring action that fights fouling or scaling.

  • Reduced Footprint

    Fits into 20–50% of a shell and tube footprint including service and maintenance space. And, it costs less.

  • Highly Versatile

    Hundreds of plate styles, patterns, and draw depths to precisely match your application requirements.

  • Temperature Approaches

    Of less than 1°C (2°F), with “U” or “K “ values 3 to 6 times higher than shell and tube exchangers

  • Easy Accessibility

    Opens within its own footprint simply by loosening the tie-rod bolts and rolling the movable frame back to the support column

  • Maximum Fluid Compatibility

    Range of alloys, including titanium, plus a variety of gasket elastomer compounds, to precisely match your fluid characteristics for maximum uptime


Welded Plate Heat Exchanger

Available for global energy-intensive markets, the NovusBloc® welded plate heat exchanger encompasses a Tranter premium design concept offering a significant boost in heat exchange performance and durability for these processes.

  • Novel Plate Design

    A patented design that provides state of the art weld quality and resistance against cyclic pressure and temperature process conditions while minimizing unnecessary additional pressure loss

  • Reduced Unit Size

    The Novusbloc offers outstanding potential for reduced unit size, weight, and footprint

  • Four Model Sizes

    Comes in four different model sizes depending on the users’ heat transfer duty requirements. Each model can be pressed in many different materials to cope with corrosion aggressive environments

  • Withstand Challenging Conditions

    Able to withstand tough operating conditions in both single-phase and two-phase flow applications. No gaskets for fluid separation eliminates fluid compatibility issues for aggressive fluids

  • Increased Durability

    Unique design features reduce stress in critical components thus mitigating the risk of failure due to elevated temperatures and pressures

  • Fully Accessible For Cleaning

    Novusbloc is fully accessible for mechanical cleaning and visual inspection

Shell and Plate Heat Exchanger

The SUPERMAX® Shell And Plate Heat Exchanger is designed as a performance upgrade over shell and tube, block-type welded and brazed aluminum heat exchangers. The unit can overcome footprint constraints, extreme pressures/temperatures, fouling/scaling conditions and corrosive attack with liquids, gases, steam and two-phase mixtures.

  • Reduced Footprints

    Compact size and low installed weight, especially when filled

  • Wide Temperature/Pressure Ratings

    Good performance with natural refrigerants such as ammonia and carbon dioxide

  • Excellent Thermal Performance

    Close temperature approach of 1ºC (2°F) –similar to that of gasketed plate heat exchangers

  • Outstanding Uptime

    Highly turbulent flow produces high heat transfer efficiency and limits fouling, or freezing in refrigeration/cryogenic service

  • Small Hold-Up Volume

    Fast start-ups and close following of process changes; low refrigerant charges for refrigeration and cryogenic service

  • Two-Phase Fluid Flexibility

    Extended-thermal-length oblong plates expand capabilities to wide-ranging evaporation and condensing applications