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20 September, 2023

Comparison Table: Plate Heat Exchanger vs. Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger


Plate Heat Exchanger

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

Heat Dissipation Efficiency

Relatively high, due to larger contact area between plates

Relatively lower, due to smaller contact area between shell and tubes


Easier to clean and maintain, with a simpler structure and less accumulation of dirt

More complex to clean and maintain, with a more intricate structure and greater tendency to accumulate dirt

Space Saving

Occupies relatively smaller floor space, allowing space-saving benefits

Requires relatively larger space

Pressure Endurance

Relatively weaker pressure endurance, not suitable for high-pressure environments

Relatively stronger pressure endurance, suitable for high-pressure environments

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