Plate Heat Exchangers

High Efficiency | Lower Costs | Easy to Maintain

Our WCR plate heat exchanger products have been developed using over 35 years experience in the plate heat exchanger industry. Our expertise in heat exchanger parts, service, and refurbishment results in more cross-brand knowledge than anyone else. In 35 years we have gained a vast amount of information. We now offer competitive heat exchanger solutions that surpass other OEMs in performance, maintenance, and economy.

What is a plate heat exchanger?

Plate heat exchangers are designed to heat many different types of fluids. Typically there are plate and gasket plate heat exchangers and brazed plate heat exchangers. In practice, both types of heat exchanger transfer energy from hot or cold fluid and ensure that the primary circuit does not mix with the secondary circuit, as a result, creating two completely independent separate heating or cooling channels.

Plate heat exchangers are the most efficient type of heat exchanger. Plate heat exchangers are low cost, are easy to maintain, and have a high thermal transfer.

Plate heat exchangers advantages;

  • Easy to remove and clean
  • Expandable
  • High efficiency
  • Close approach temperature
  • Multiple duties in a single unit
  • Avoid cross-contamination
  • Less fouling
  • Lower costs

Plate heat exchangers are useful in a range of applications including;

  • Food & Beverage
  • Petroleum / Chemical Processing​
  • Hydrocarbon Processing​
  • Polymers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Industrial
  • Energy & Power
  • HVAC – Heating/Air Conditioning
  • Marine

How does a plate heat exchanger work?

A plate heat exchanger consists of a specific number of gasketed plates which are fixed between a top carrying bar and a lower guide bar. The gasketed plates are placed one above the other. The space between two adjacent plates forms the channel in which the fluid flows. Fluids then enter the plate heat exchanger through frame connections and are distributed in-between the plates. The flow through alternate passages between the plates is controlled by the placement of gaskets. The gaskets are available in single and multi-pass arrangements, depending upon the application.


WCR UK set ourselves apart with our service-orientated approach, and our total commitment to quality reflects in every plate and gasket.

All items are guaranteed, covering materials and workmanship. Our huge range of stock items is all available on next day delivery.

Please contact us or call 01246 856396 for more information on all of our plate heat exchangers.