SWEP Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers

With a growing demand for energy-efficient heating and cooling technology, SWEP is at the forefront of brazed plate heat exchanger (BPHE) technology developments.

SWEP Brazed plate heat exchanger

Why Choose SWEP Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers?

SWEP is a renowned supplier of brazed plate heat exchangers, offering high efficiency, compactness, and durability.

The SWEP heat exchangers are cost-effective, self-cleaning, and customisable to cater to your specific needs.

With robust construction requiring no gaskets, you are ensured of minimal maintenance and operational downtime. Whether you need new equipment or replacement parts, SWEP offers quality solutions for all your heating and cooling needs.

Applications of SWEP BPHEs

A brazed plate heat exchanger compared to a shell and tube heat exchanger and a gasket heat exchanger.
A brazed plate heat exchanger compared to a shell and tube heat exchanger and a gasket heat exchanger.

SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers are utilised in a wide array of industries and applications.

They play crucial roles in HVAC systems, providing efficient heating and cooling. In the refrigeration sector, they serve as reliable condensers and evaporators.

They’re also used for gas or oil cooling and other processes involving heat transfer. Large-scale residential heat networks and data centres rely on SWEP technology for efficient cooling solutions.

SWEP Technology

SWEP’s brazed plate heat exchanger technology is based on a series of corrugated plates combined to create channels for distributing hot and cold media.

About 95% of the material is used to transfer heat, making SWEP’s heat exchangers extremely efficient.

Their construction ensures a highly turbulent flow, which makes small temperature differences used efficiently and makes the heat exchanger self-cleaning.

SWEP Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger Specifications

Equipment Types:

SWEP provides both brazed and gasketed plate heat exchangers.

Frame Types:

The brazed plate heat exchangers are frameless, as the plates are brazed together.

Flow Type:

SWEP offers both single and multi-pass flow configurations, depending on the application.

Connection Types:

SWEP heat exchangers come with a variety of connection options to suit different system requirements.

Chevron Pattern:

The plates in a SWEP heat exchanger have a corrugated or chevron pattern, creating a turbulent flow for efficient heat transfer.

Plate Material:

SWEP heat exchangers typically use stainless steel plates for durability and corrosion resistance, brazed together with copper or nickel.

SWEP Heat Exchanger Installation and Maintenance

SWEP’s compact heat exchangers can be easily installed even in space-restricted areas.

Their design allows for easy expansion of capacity when demand increases.

As they are self-cleaning and gasket-free, maintenance is minimal. However, Cleaning in Place is possible without disassembly in applications with a high risk of fouling or scaling.

SWEP Heat Exchanger Parts & Services

Spare Parts:

We provide genuine SWEP replacement parts, including plates and gaskets, ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your heat exchangers.

On-Site Servicing:

Our skilled technicians offer on-site servicing to keep your SWEP heat exchangers running optimally. We carry out regular maintenance and repairs as needed.

Off-Site Servicing:

We also provide off-site servicing for comprehensive repair or maintenance tasks that may require specialised tools or environments.

New Equipment:

We offer new SWEP plate and gasketed plate heat exchangers tailored to your specific needs. Our experts will guide you in choosing the best solutions for your application.

Site Survey:

Our team can conduct site surveys to assess your heat exchange needs, recommend the right equipment, and ensure proper installation.


Manufacturers We Work With

We supply parts and new units for all major manufacturers of plate and brazed heat exchangers. 

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SWEP Brazed Heat Exchanger Sales

We sell durable SWEP BPHEs and GPHEs designed to withstand high pressure. Perfect for transferring heat across the entire surface, our products meet the stringent demands of various industrial applications.

SWEP Service, Repair & Maintenance

WCR UK services and repairs all SWEP/Tranter brazed plate heat exchangers, maximising heat transfer. Our class leading cleaning and testing processes will keep your equipment running optimally.

FAQs About Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers

What sets a brazed plate heat exchanger apart from a frame and plate heat exchanger?

Brazed plate heat exchangers, innovatively developed by SWEP, surpass their gasketed counterparts in terms of efficiency and energy transfer. 

Up to 95% of the brazed plate heat exchanger’s structure contributes to its primary function – the exchange of heat.

When considering the costs incurred over a lifespan of 15-20 years, brazed plate heat exchangers often prove more economical. 

This contrasts with frame and plate, or gasketed heat exchangers, which demand more significant quantities of material for construction but don’t necessarily offer superior heat exchange capacity. Hence, the latter is less effective due to the excess material not contributing to the heat transfer process.

So, in essence, brazed plate heat exchangers from SWEP deliver greater efficiency, making them a preferred choice for heat transfer applications.

How to clean a brazed plate heat exchanger?

A distinguishing feature of a brazed plate heat exchanger is its self-cleaning capability, facilitated by the high turbulence within the flow channels. However, the heat exchanger might require chemical cleaning to preserve its operational efficiency under certain conditions, such as poor water quality or elevated temperatures that can promote scaling or fouling.

In these scenarios, a method known as Cleaning in Place (CIP) proves beneficial. 

This procedure thoroughly cleans the heat exchanger’s internal surfaces while remaining within the system, providing an efficient and hassle-free solution to maintain its performance.

Learn more about plate heat exchanger cleaning.

How do brazed plate heat exchangers work?

In a brazed plate heat exchanger, different mediums, such as liquids or gases, flow closely adjacent to each other, separated only by the corrugated plates of the exchanger. 

These mediums do not mix but transfer energy through the plate barrier as they flow alongside each other. 

This proximity and the subsequent heat transfer from the hotter medium to the cooler form the basis of how a brazed plate heat exchanger works.

Read more about SWEP Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers.

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