Free Flow plates

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What does that mean for you?

The deep and wide channels provide ample room for hard-to-handle media to flow effortlessly, ensuring gentle treatment of the output product and leading to sustainable quality improvements.

Since there is only line contact between the plates, even long and sticky particles will not get stuck and clog the heat exchanger.

The Free Flow plates are also well-suited for media that tend to cause fouling, and are designed with the fouling factor in mind. The channels allow for efficient heat transfer and an ideal flow regardless of the accumulated fouling. Because of this, cleaning can be postponed and you achieve longer operational uptime.

This enables a sugar producer, for example, to operate at full capacity throughout an entire campaign without losing valuable production time and product output.

Features and benefits

Ensures an unimpeded flow due to the deep channels and limited contact points between the plates. The large plate gap is designed to handle media that cause fouling and clog regular heat exchangers.

Extended operation time, with no cleaning needed, regardless of the media’s viscosity, fouling tendency, and particle contents.

Asymmetric patterns are available for applications with big flow rate differences. Taking the flow rate differences into account eliminates problems with air pockets, media maldistribution and low turbulence.

High thermal efficiency

SONDEX® Free Flow

SONDEX® Free Flow plates feature deep and wide channels that provide enough room for media that contain fibers and particles, or high-viscosity media. The channels allow for efficient heat transfer and an ideal flow.

Discover how the SONDEX® gasketed plate heat exchanger operates.

From design and construction to working principles, we take you through the key features behind these high-efficiency heat transfer solutions.

Documents

Documents
Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Brochure A world of heat exchangers Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan Romania 16 Nov, 2022 4.1 MB .pdf
Brochure A world of heat exchangers English Multiple 07 Jul, 2021 19.0 MB .pdf
Brochure A world of heat exchangers Latvian Latvia 28 May, 2020 7.1 MB .pdf
Brochure A world of heat exchangers English United States 08 Jul, 2021 19.0 MB .pdf
Brochure A world of heat exchangers Italian Italy 03 May, 2022 4.8 MB .pdf
Brochure Anatomia e Conhecimento dos Trocadores de Calor a Placas SONDEX® Portuguese Multiple 26 Jun, 2019 7.2 MB .pdf
Brochure Eine Welt der Plattenwärmetauscher German Multiple 06 Jul, 2021 14.8 MB .pdf
Data sheet Free Flow Plate Heat Exchangers (DN 25 / 1” - DN 400 / 16”) English Multiple 25 Oct, 2022 3.1 MB .pdf
Operating guide Gasketed and semi-welded Plate type heat exchangers English Multiple 20 Sep, 2022 9.7 MB .pdf
Operating guide Gasketed Heat Exchangers English Multiple 26 Nov, 2020 5.6 MB .pdf
Brochure Gasketed plate heat exchangers - Next-generation heat transfer solutions English Multiple 17 May, 2022 5.9 MB .pdf
Brochure SONDEX Płytowe wymienniki ciepła Polish Poland 15 Nov, 2019 7.4 MB .pdf
Brochure SONDEX® Free Flow sugar brochure English Multiple 22 Jun, 2020 7.7 MB .pdf
Brochure SONDEX® Scambiatori di calore a piastre tradizionali Italian Multiple 26 Jun, 2019 6.5 MB .pdf
Brochure SONDEX® Traditional Plate Heat Exchangers English Multiple 16 Aug, 2021 9.5 MB .pdf
Brochure SONDEX® Traditionelle Plattenwärmetauscher German Multiple 26 Jun, 2019 9.5 MB .pdf
Brochure SONDEX® 可拆式板式换热器 (Sondex® Traditional plate heat exchangers) Chinese (CN) Multiple 26 Jun, 2019 6.8 MB .pdf
Brochure Wymienniki ciepła Sondex Polish Poland 19 Jul, 2019 1.5 MB .pdf
Brochure Брошура_Вдосконалені рішення теплообміну Ukrainian Ukraine 01 Sep, 2022 3.2 MB .pdf

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FAQ

The choice of heat exchanger depends on many factors. Our skilled sales engineers design the heat exchanger with the appropriate dimensions and correct specifications based on your input and requirements, to ensure that you receive a quality solution that performs optimally.

Our heat exchangers are approved and certified according to industry standards and requirements. For specific details, please reach out to your local SONDEX® brand sales representative.

Please contact your local SONDEX® brand sales responsible.

Please contact your local SONDEX® brand sales office. For the most accurate quotation, please prepare the following data:

  • Duty,
  • Type of media,
  • Pressure drop,
  • Flow rate,
  • Working pressure,
  • Thermodynamic properties, Temperature,
  • Working temperature.