In central air conditioning, the inside heat-exchanger is typically placed inside the central furnace/AC unit of the forced air heating system which is then used in the summer to distribute chilled air throughout a residence or commercial building.
A third type of heat exchanger is a plate and shell heat exchanger, which combines plate heat exchanger with shell and tube heat exchanger technologies. The heart of the heat exchanger contains a fully welded circular plate pack made by pressing and cutting round plates and welding them together.
ARTIDOR's explosion-safe air conditioners are made to safely ensure an agreeable climate in an area where a release of gas could possibly cause an explosive atmosphere. The air conditioners are mainly used in oil and gas extraction, the chemical and petrochemical industry and on board ships. They ensure a comfortable climate that can be worked in pleasantly and productively. A number of ‘high corrosion’ versions are available for installation in corrosive environments, such as on the coast or in an industrial environment.
For example, a kettle HX for pre-heating, a double pipe HX for the ‘carrier’ fluid and a plate and frame HX for final cooling. With sufficient knowledge of heat exchanger types and operating requirements, an appropriate selection can be made to optimise the process.