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Bell & Gossett release enhanced Gasketed Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger

April 11, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine

The addition of new ‘X’ plates to the company's line of gasketed plate and frame heat exchangers (GPX) allow for higher efficiency and increased flexibility compared with traditional plate heat exchangers.

Bell & Gossett have added new high-efficiency “X” plates that enhance their new gasketed plate and frame heat exchanger GPX P45, P55, P86 and P110.

Engineered for efficiency, “X” plate technology increases heat transfer thermal performance up to 20%, reduces surface area up to 20% and reduces materials up to 15%.

Through new plate design and enhanced heat transfer characteristics, the new offering meets the needs for the growing demand in modern HVAC applications.

Standard options include a variety of high-efficiency plate corrugations, material options of 304SS, 316SS or titanium plates, and nitrile or EPDM gaskets.

GPX models have higher surface area to volume ratios than conventional shell and tube heat exchangers.

Application flexibility allows for maximum efficiency in less space, and the “true” countercurrent flow maximizes the mean temperature difference between fluids. Additionally, the new plate design generates high turbulence resulting in high heat transfer coefficients.

Gasketed plate and frame heat exchangers (GPX) are available in the ESP-Thermal heat exchanger selection program.




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