Plate and shell heat exchangers (SPS)

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Our SONDEX® plate and shell heat exchangers (SPS) are perfect choices for condensation and steam heating duties. A fully welded plate pack makes the heat exchangers well-suited for handling aggressive media as well as high pressure levels and temperatures. Less space demanding and much lighter in weight, they are good replacements for shell and tube heat exchangers.

SONDEX® plate and shell heat exchangers (SPS) combine the strengths of both shell and tube heat exchangers and plate heat exchangers, retaining the high working pressure and temperatures of the former coupled with the high efficiency of the latter. A “best of both worlds” solution, our plate and shell heat exchangers provide unmatched performance for a wide range of applications, particularly vapor condensation duties.

Features and benefits

Very adaptable heat exchanger. An excellent choice for handling condensation duties, especially duties without condensate sub-cooling. They are also perfect steam heaters of clean fluids, demineralized water, and clean thermal oils.

The heat exchanger is designed to be highly resistant to thermal shocks as well as thermal and pressure fatigue making it very well-suited for cyclic duties and other duties with sudden, large fluctuations in temperature.

Available in both bolted and fully welded designs. The fully welded types can handle higher temperatures and pressure levels than the bolted types, but cannot be opened for cleaning. This can instead be done with CIP (Cleaning in Place) systems.

Applications

  • HVAC industry
  • Marine/offshore industry
  • Dairy/food/beverage industry
  • Sugar industry
  • Biogas industry
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Heavy industry
  • Mining industry
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Condensation
  • Steam heating
  • Oil coolers
  • Gas heaters/coolers

Technical specifications

  • Connections from DN25 to DN300 (1" to 12")
  • (Frames designed according to FEA and PED 2014/68/EU (EN13445) and ASME sec VIII, Div. 1 construction standards)
  • Plates made from AISI 304/316, titanium*
  • Shell materials: Carbon steel, stainless steel
  • Working pressure up to 40 bar (580 psi)
  • Working temperature -10 °C up to 250 °C (14 °F to 482 °F) for bolted types (up to 400 °C (752 °F) for the fully welded types)

*other materials available upon request

Welded plate pack

How does a SONDEX® SPS plate and shell heat exchanger work?

In this video we will show you the construction, assembly, and working principle of a SONDEX® SPS plate and shell heat exchanger.

Documents

Documents
Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
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 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 Eine Welt der Plattenwärmetauscher German Multiple 06 Jul, 2021 14.8 MB .pdf
Brochure Heat exchangers for the power industry English Multiple 24 Mar, 2021 4.7 MB .pdf
Data sheet SONDEX® Plate and shell heat exchanger (SPS) English Multiple 25 Oct, 2022 1.4 MB .pdf
Brochure SPS plate and shell heat exchangers French France 13 Jan, 2022 2.2 MB .pdf
Brochure SPS plate and shell heat exchangers English Multiple 01 Sep, 2022 4.4 MB .pdf
Brochure Wymienniki ciepła Sondex Polish Poland 19 Jul, 2019 1.5 MB .pdf
Brochure Wymienniki ciepła SONDEX® SPS Polish Poland 15 Jan, 2020 2.2 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.