Plate Type Heat Exchanger Plate Cooler is a typical heat-exchanger that uses wrinkled-thin metal plates to transfer heat between two fluids. Large commercial version uses gaskets between the metal plates, and this cooler can exchange large amount of heat in short period of time.
Since the wrinkled heat transfer plate easily creates turbulence flow at low Reynolds number, the heat transfer co-efficient between two fluids is greater than 2~4 times than typical Tubular type heat-Exchanger, and its counter flow can also increase the heat-exchange rate.
Moreover, the Plate Type Heat Exchanger is an ideal heat-exchanger because the temperature approach in a plate cooler may be as low as 1°C whereas tubular type requires an approach of 4°C or more. Therefore, it is enough to cool down main engine, generator engine and other auxiliary machines of the ship.