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What is a Heatric Printed Circuit Heat Exchanger?


Heatric’s Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers (PCHEs) are manufactured using a specialised solid-state joining process known as ‘diffusion-bonding’. This process creates a heat exchanger core with no joints, welds, or points of failure. The resulting unit combines exceptional strength and integrity with high efficiency and performance.

By incorporating diffusion bonding with micro-channel technology, Heatric is able to manufacture a unit that is up to 85% smaller and lighter than traditional technologies such as shell and tube heat exchangers. This reduction in unit size can lead to significant savings in structural costs due to elimination of excess pipework, frames, and associated equipment.

Heatric’s PCHEs have been well-established technology in the upstream hydrocarbon processing, petrochemical, and refining industries for many years. Customers such as Petrobras, BP, Shell, and ExxonMobil utilise PCHEs in a range of applications around the world. Thousands of Heatric exchangers are in operation in both onshore and offshore applications.

The advanced performance of PCHEs makes them well suited for a range of demanding applications. By utilising the benefits of this technology, Heatric continues to develop heat transfer solutions for a wide range of market sectors.

The following video provides a visual overview of Heatric’s PCHEs:



To learn more about Heatric’s PCHEs, visit the following site areas:

Frequently Asked Questions Covers a number of the most frequently asked questions that customers have regarding PCHEs

Industry applications For users looking to understand the places where PCHEs have provided significant benefits, this area of the site provides in-depth coverage of how and where PCHE has been used, and the benefits that Heatric’s PCHEs have provided

Benefits of PCHE Details the numerous benefits of printed circuit heat exchangers and the advantages that this technology brings to a system

Features of PCHE This section is focused on the technical details of PCHEs and what they mean to the operator

About Heatric

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Heatric, a division of Meggitt (UK) Limited, design and manufacture bespoke heat transfer solutions for selected energy markets. A world leader in heat exchanger technology, Heatric have produced over 2500 PCHEs for operation in extreme environments across the globe, for both existing and emerging energy markets.

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