Air to Air Plate Heat Exchangers, or Air Plates as they are also known, are an extremely effective and low-cost way of reducing the heating or cooling loads on the treatment of process air and air conditioning systems.
A reduced heating or cooling load means lower energy bills and carbon emissions.
Air Plates use the exhaust air to pre-heat or pre-cool the incoming supply air, without the two air streams ever mixing. The box-like construction of the heat exchanger is suitable to be slid into an enclosure.
As an option, we can supply heat exchangers fitted in our enclosures as complete heat recovery units.
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Where higher temperatures or pressures are required - such as industrial process applications, air plates and rotating wheels would not be suitable.
UK Exchangers Ltd therefore can manufacture bespoke heat exchangers, utilising fully welded stainless steel tubes with optional fins.
Thermal Wheels are installed across hot and cold air ducts. As the Thermal Wheel rotates, the extended surface is heated by the hot air stream. When the rotation passes through the cold air duct, the wheel cools down, thereby transferring heat.