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District heating

District heating is a technical system for heating urban areas by transporting heat as hot water through a piping system. The heat is supplied by one or more large centralized plants, and then transferred to apartments and houses through the district heating station. District heating is used mainly where the demand for heat is high and consumers are not widely dispersed, i.e. in towns in cold climates. District heating is most common in northern, eastern, and western Europe, Russia, and China, but is also found in the USA, Japan, and South Korea

Superior life-cycle costs with brazed technology

SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs) offer a wide range of capacities for district heating systems, along with many advantages over the hell & Tube and PHE heat exchangers that have been used in the past:

  • Compact. Easy to fit into smaller, poorly accessible places, which offers big savings in installation time and costs.
  • Reliable. Our BPHEs are sturdy and reliable, being hermetic, compact, and helium-tested at the factory.
  • Minimal maintenance. Our BPHEs have no gaskets that need replacing, and are normally self-cleaning, thanks to highly turbulent flows. In applications with a high risk of fouling or scaling, cleaning is easy without disassembly. This saves labor costs and production downtime, and hence gives a lower life-cycle cost.
  • Smaller carbon footprint. Our BPHEs are simply the most energy-efficient way to transfer heat from one medium to another. Almost 100% of our BPHEs’ material is used to transfer heat, making them cost-effective and more environmentally sustainable.

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