Co-generation, or combined heat and power (CHP), uses internal combustion gas or diesel engines. It is a growing industry as the demand for decentralized heat and power generation accelerates in a world increasingly dependent on solar and wind power.
Our brazed plate heat exchanger (BPHE) technology has been used for a long time for lower capacity (kW scale) installations. We are now driving applications of the technology in increasingly larger systems (up to around 10 MW), following the introduction of our 6” connection product range in 2013.
At lower capacities, most engines have an integrated oil cooler. SWEP BPHEs are effective circuit breakers for all the primary cooling circuits: jacket water, oil, charge air and exhaust gas. At higher capacities, separate oil coolers are increasingly used. Our modular product platforms often enable both jacket water and oil cooling within the same heat exchanger envelope, which simplifies logistics and packaging.
Our innovative super-asymmetric and extremely compact BPHEs are also suitable in charge air coolers. They are more stable structurally at high temperatures than aluminum units, and more modular than finned tube packages.
The B10T delivers efficient heat exchange solutions across a wide capacity interval, and is quick and simple to adapt for a number of applications. The product’s compact size, versatility, and excellent heat transfer make it a perfect choice for both single-phase and refrigerant applications.
The B35T is ideal for many applications in district heating, heat recovery for industry, HVAC, combined heat & power and engine oil cooling. It is the perfect choice for efficient heat transfer with a low pressure drop in systems with up to 2½″ piping and 58 m³/h (255 gpm) water flow.
The efficient B427 has four different plate types, making it easy to adapt for a wide variety of heating and industrial applications. With 4″ connections it handles up to 156 m³/h (686 gpm) water flow.
The B30 is an asymmetric cross-flow heat exchanger. It is particularly suitable for gas-to-liquid applications and for tapping tributary flows from main streams. With 2½″ piping, it handles water flow of up to 58 m³/h (255 gpm). It can be used as a suction gas heat exchanger in chillers of up to 350…