The many uses of heat exchangers

There are a wide range of uses for heat exchangers. In fact, the range of industries and the number of uses or applications is almost too broad to list! In almost any industry, heat exchangers can be used and can add value and quality to what people are processing form making. Having the correct heat exchanger is essential, as they are able to make you and your business work efficiently and effectively, safely, and in an environmentally conscious manner.

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The best fit in heat exchangers – in any industry 

Some of the common uses of heat exchangers can be found in the tabs below. This is not an exhaustive list at all. 

Heat exchangers of many brands and types are used in the following industries and processes. 

Heat exchangers used in food processing

  • In breweries of both cider and beer; uses include beer wort cooling and beer cooling 
  • Beverage and energy drink pasteurisation
  • Bottled water
  • Fruit processing
  • Heating and cooling of sauce/ketchup and mustard
  • Ice cream
  • Jams
  • Liquid egg processing
  • Mayonnaise
  • Milk and cheese milk pasteurisation
  • Meat works 
  • Standard or pulpy juice pasteurisation
  • Soups, sauces and starch heating
  • UHT (ultra-high temperature) milk heat treatment
  • Vegetables
  • Wine production (wineries)
  • Sterilisation or cleaning of equipment for food processing
  • And many more 

These are the most common uses, but this list is not exhaustive. Chances are, a heat exchanger can help in whatever food processing you need.

Water heating for swimming pools and spas

Heat exchangers are often used in swimming pools and spas to regulate temperature, to ensure that the pool is at the right temperature – whether it’s summer or winter, indoors or outdoors. 

They are flexible and can be used in multiple configurations, including by transferring heat from a heating source, such as solar or geothermal, a heat pump, electricity, or from a boiler, and redistributing the heat into a pool. They also act as a barrier to any contaminants or chemical treatment in the pool water.

Please click on the tabs below ‘common uses’ for more detailed explanations.