Refrigeration

Refrigeration

Keeping cool

Applications in the area of industrial refrigeration are diverse. Particularly in the foodstuff’s industry, refrigeration engineering is highly prevalent today. The production, storage and distribution of frozen goods, drinks and foodstuffs are an ever-expanding market. And it is not just limited to the foodstuffs sector. Other industries also require refrigeration systems, for example the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, office and industrial buildings and sports and leisure facilities such as ice rinks or indoor ski slopes.

On top of this, though, we also want to be able to keep pace with our customer‘s increasing need for security, which is why we also offer solutions that decouple critical media. This means that intermediate media which, however, are integrated however in the plate heat exchanger are used. The thermolinePlus Secure represents a combination of this technology and our thermolinePlus apparatuses.

Natural refrigerants

thermowave has its origins in refrigeration engineering. As a specialist in this sector, we have a wealth of experience with natural refrigerants such as NH3 and CO2. thermowave products are ideally suited to these demanding applications thanks to the design of our plates and laser-welded modules.

The design of our plate heat exchangers is not focused exclusively on thermodynamic optimization, but also concentrates on the stability of the plate constructions and resistance to high pressures. Continuous development has led to the development of our thermolinePlus product family which is the perfect choice for high-pressure applications, such as ammonia/CO2 cascade systems, but which is also used as pressure switch in HVAC, district cooling or the heating sector.

Industrial refrigeration

Products, processes or media need to be chilled, frozen or refrigerated in all kinds of different areas. This requires the use of industrial refrigeration systems which generally work with plate heat exchangers operated with natural or synthetic refrigerants.
Plate heat exchangers in the area of refrigeration engineering must be powerful and reliable as this is the only way to ensure maximum product quality.

There are no compromises at thermowave. Our plate heat exchangers have an enormous cooling capacity, are ext-remely energy efficient and have low operating costs. In this way, we support our customers‘ competitiveness and contribute to climate protection. This, of course, applies for all of our products: evaporators, condensers, desuperheaters, oil coolers and cascade heat exchangers.

Evaporation

Evaporation

Evaporators are key components of re-frigeration systems. Depending on your requirements, thermowave plate heat exchangers can be designed as gravity eva-porators, pump mode evaporators or dry expansion mode evaporators.
The variability of our plate structures de- livers optimal performance, footprint and price for each of these applications.

thermowave evaporators are used primarily with natural coolants, but are also suited for synthetic refrigerants. Our thermoli-nePlus series with operating pressures of up to 63 bar is particularly suited for CO2 applications.

Hot gas desuperheating

Hot gas desuperheating

As energy prices continue to rise, the use of desuperheating and condensation heat is an environmentally reasonable option to counteract this.

Desuperheaters are used for generat-ing hot water and for heating. Water or another heat transfer medium is heated to almost hot gas temperature in the process.

Condensation

Condensation

Whether condensation, desuperheating or partial condensation – high temperatures and pressures place particular demands on these applications.

thermoline plate heat exchangers are highly suitable to meet these demands since our thermolinePlus series in particular tolerates pressures up to 63 bar.

Oil cooling

Oil cooling

thermowave is synonymous with relia-ble designs and adherence to required parameters.


This also applies for oil cooling. Our plate heat exchangers therefore ensure reliable operation and a long service life for your refrigeration system.

Cascade heat transfer

Cascade heat transfer

The semi-welded plate heat exchanger design has a key advantage over other fully-welded constructions.


Thanks to the modular gasketed structure, large temperature differences and the resulting temperature stresses can be counterbalanced more efficiently. The thermowave cascade heat exchangers are also available as thermolinePlus vari-ants with an operating pressure of up to 63 bar.