Chemical Process Industries

APV plate heat exchangers combat corrosion and ensure efficiency for even the most challenging chemical applications. From ultra-pure water to acid cooling to amine, ZHM GROUP FLOW combines the widest range of materials (both plate and gasket) and styles with an unmatched level of application experience to deliver optimal performance and maximum protection against process downtime.
Typical Applications Include:

  • Bauxite to Alumina
    Chlor-Alkali
    Coke Oven Plant Applications
    Soda Ash
    Steel Plant Applications
    Mining Applications
    Sulphuric Acid
    Titanium Dioxide/Pigments
    Chloride Process
    Zinc
    Acrylic Fibers
    Caprolactam
    Desulfurization
  • ]Glycols
    Ethylene Oxide
    Formaldehyde and Resins
    Polyester
    Polyols
    Polystyrene
    Waste Water
    Fermentation
    Alcohol/Ethanols
    Textiles
    Metal Finishing
    Automotive

Benefits of using APV Heat Exchangers:

Wide selection of gasket and plate materials to stand up to aggressive process fluids
Ease of cleaning & inspection
Welded & weld-free plate pairs available
Limited use of gaskets by design reduces chance of leakage
Flexible configurations can be adapted to meet your changing process needs
Compact Design — Maintenance area requires far less space to remove plates, than a shell & tube needs for tube bundle removal
Achieves up to 97% heat recovery
Efficient operation
High thermal efficiency saves money through reduction in required heat transfer area
Low liquid hold-up improves start-up time and reduces operating fluid costs
Eliminates complicated maintenance such as x-ray, ultrasonic and other non-destructive test procedures
Corrosion resistant materials reduces inspection and maintenance while ensuring reliable operation
Life cycle cost reduction
No moving parts eliminates vibration & reduces maintenance
Reduced fouling leads to higher thermal efficiency, reducing maintenance and operating costs