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Tranter Supermax® Shell and Plate Heat Exchanger

Tranter Supermax® 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.

Features and Benefits

  • Reduced Footprint - Compact size and low installed weight, especially when filled
  • Outstanding Uptime - Highly turbulent flow produces high heat transfer efficiency and limits fouling, or freezing in refrigeration/cryogenic service
  • Wide Temperature/Pressure Ratings - Good performance with natural refrigerants such as ammonia and carbon dioxide
  • Small Hold-Up Volume - Fast start-ups and close following of process changes; low refrigerant charges for refrigeration and cryogenic service
  • Excellent Thermal Performance - Close temperature approach of 1ºC (2°F) --similar to that of gasketed plate heat exchangers
  • Two-Phase Fluid Flexibility - Extended-thermal-length oblong plates expand capabilities to wide-ranging evaporation and condensing applications


  • Particulate-laden flows: Turbulent flow, even at low velocities, enables stable capacity regulation and minimizes fouling
  • Refrigeration and cryogenic service: the exchangers require a low refrigerant charge; are also resistant to freezing because of high fluid turbulence
  • Internal phase changes: on either the plate or shell side
  • Large flow imbalance: Allow higher flow rates on the shell side
  • Installation factors: Can be installed horizontally or vertically


Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers reduce installed and operational costs, aiding consistency and reliability across a broad range of industrial markets.


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