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Facility Executive features advantages of SWEP BPHEs in district energy applications

With a focus on the brazed plate heat exchanger (BPHE) technology’s potential for providing optimized solutions in commercial and institutional buildings, this article provides a great overview of how BPHEs work in district heating and cooling applications.

This article was a collaboration between SWEP team members to show the advantages of BPHE technology compared to the older heat exchanger technologies (i.e. plate & frame, shell & tube, etc.).  The main benefits of BPHEs in district energy applications versus the older technologies include space savings, increased efficiency, lower life cycle costs, smaller carbon footprint, built-in redundancy with modular design, and lower fouling potential plus CIP (Cleaning-In-Place) capability.

                         PHE size vs. BPHE size


Facility Executive is your one-stop source for information on quality operation, design and maintenance of facilities. Facility Executive offers a shared community of facility management experts who explore and analyze issues that affect your facility and its environment. They are a specialized trade publication written and edited for corporate facility executives in all industry and service sectors whose responsibilities include purchasing, planning and approving products, services and materials for facility operations.

Please click here to read the full article on Facility Executive’s website.