PRESS RELEASE: Bochum, Western Germany – Kelvion has announced the release of a brand new heat exchanger plate called the NX350M.
The NX350M plate has been developed specifically to give high performance and excellent heat transfer even at low temperature differences are essential requirements for heat exchangers in power plants, steel production and district heating and cooling network or for cooling data centres.
Thanks to its 350 mm connection diameter and plate dimensions of approximately 1,000 mm width and 3,000 mm height, it can be used to build units for thermal outputs in the double-digit megawatt range.
Thin, pressure-resistant, plates with a corrugation depth of only 2.4 mm and a highly turbulent media flow ensure efficient heat transfer. The Optiwave design reinforces this effect by ensuring an exceptionally uniform flow over the entire width of the plate.
The NX350M plates are available in stainless steel and titanium. There is also a choice of corrugation angles to suit the operating conditions. Other features of the new plate include compatibility with NT universal racks, the proven EcoLoc system for perfect fit of the adhesive-free seals or the PosLoc design that automatically aligns the plates during assembly.
With the new NX350M, the NX plate series now comprises six different sizes with connection diameters from DN 25 to DN 350. They cover various performance requirements in industry, power supply or data centre cooling.
The effectiveness of the new NX350M plate's heat transfer was tested using a unit five meters long and weighing around 20 tons. An output in the 2-digit megawatt range, as requested by the customer, was achieved under all operating conditions. Because the test unit results are incorporated into the characteristics for dimensioning Kelvion heat exchangers, it benefits all Kelvion customers, as well as commissioning companies.
The name Kelvion represents innovation and tradition in heat transfer. Kelvion's roots go back to the 1920s and the company is now an international technology partner to the industry and continues to produce new product solutions, optimised for specific areas of application. Kelvion designs, manufactures and markets Compact Fin Heat Exchangers, Plate Heat Exchangers, Single Tube Heat Exchangers, Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers, Transformer Cooling Systems and Cooling Towers.
The company supplies customers in global markets for power generation, oil and gas, chemicals and marine, food and beverage as well as sugar, heavy industry, transportation and the HVAC and refrigeration technology sectors. Customers in these industries benefit from durable, secure solutions and low operating costs, and are supported by a global service network. As of 31 December 2017, the company had generated annual sales of approximately 800 million euros and employs around 5,000 staff around the world.