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Heat Exchanger Industry Applications

Heatric’s diffusion bonded heat exchangers are utilised in a wide range of industrial applications including the oil and gas industry, power generation, chemical processing and others.

There are thousands of Heatric exchangers currently in active operation, with an international customer base benefiting from the range of monetary, spacial, and performance related benefits Heatric’s products afford.

Heatric PCHEs can be used in the following applications:

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Oil and gas

Heatric has been supplying to the oil and gas market for over 25 years. The company’s diffusion bonded heat exchangers are used in a wide range of gas and light hydrocarbon liquids processing duties with units ranging from 6 to 60 tonnes and assemblies up to 100 tonnes.

This innovative technology provides customers with a multitude of important benefits including superior capabilities at extreme temperature and pressures, as well as a far more compact size compared with other heat exchanger products on the market (PCHE exchangers are up to 85% smaller than shell and tube exchangers).

Power generation

A safe, reliable, and low cost electrical energy supply is critical to ensuring power continuity. Heatric technology can be used to optimise the effectiveness of plants in a variety of important niche applications such as;

  • Energy recovery
  • Energy Storage
  • Solar Thermal Energy

Diffusion bonded heat exchangers offer safe, reliable, and robust design combined with high effectiveness, compact size, and a close temperature approach. This ensures that Heatric’s heat exchangers provide customers with a cost effective solution for each application.

Chemical processing

Working with a number of partners, Heatric has gained broad expertise in steam methane reformation (SMR), Fischer Tropsch (FT) and other dedicated process reactors.

Heatric’s expertise within the chemical processing industry allows for tailoring and optimisation of reactor design to meet the customer’s exact requirements. Utilising this bespoke solution enables companies to maximise their potential output in any given footprint.

Chemical reactor applications include:

  • In-passage reactors
  • Multiple adiabatic bed reactors
  • Compact steam reforming

Industrial gases

With the high level of energy demanded by cryogenic air separation, Heatric can help customers in this market to optimise performance whilst minimising costs. Heatric PCHEs act as a key enabling technology for many air processing systems and can significantly enhance effectiveness while reducing the overall footprint of the equipment.

For other industrial gas processing applications, Heatric has supplied oxygen coolers in diffusion bonded stainless steel to ensure no explosion risk, especially when process gas contaminated with mercury is used.

PCHEs also provide substantial improvements to the latest hydrogen refuelling stations where high pressure systems benefit from the integrity and robust, safe design of our diffusion bonded heat exchangers.

Future developments

Heatric are continually working with new partners to develop additional applications which can benefit from the key characteristics of diffusion bonded heat exchangers.

Their performance, size and weight ratio, and broad operating capabilities make them ideal for operation in restricted space or under extreme conditions including the latest concentrated solar power, thermal, and cryogenic energy storage systems.


For more information on how Heatric can help bring quantifiable results to your heat transfer projects send a message directly through the enquiry page or contact Heatric on:

+44 (0) 1202 627 000 

About Heatric

Heatric, a division of the Parker Hannifin Filtration Group, is a global leader in Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers (PCHEs). Heatric PCHEs are high performance, compact heat exchangers with applications across the energy industry; in oil and gas, power generation, marine, and clean technology systems. Each Heatric PCHE is bespoke to suit customer specifications and deliver maximum operational efficiency and performance. As technology pioneers with decades of design, manufacture
and operational experience, Heatric have the technical expertise to enable your innovation.

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