Experimental comparison of performances of three different plates for gasketed plate heat exchangers

Gulenoglu C., Akturk F., Aradağ Çelebioğlu S., SEZER UZOL N., Kakac S.

6th International Conference on Thermal Engineering Theory and Applications, İstanbul, Turkey, 29 May - 01 June 2012 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: Correlation, Experiment, Gasketed plate heat exchanger, Heat transfer
  • TED University Affiliated: No


In this study, an experimental set-up for testing chevron type gasketed plate heat exchangers is utilized to investigate the thermal and hydraulic characteristics of different plate geometries. The experiments can be performed using various number of plates and wide range of plate sizes. The experiments are carried out for different temperatures, flow rates, and number of plates so that the Reynolds numbers (300-5250) and Prandtl numbers varies for all plates that have 30 degrees of chevron angle. Correlations are derived for Nusselt number and friction factor by using the experimental results.