Brazed Heat exchangers reduce the cost and hardship of a long hard winter

For those people who are tiered of shovelling snow, slipping on ice and bringing wet shoes and salt across that expensive carpet there is a better, more cost effective solution this winter that can make life a lot easier.

This cost effective solution comes in the form of a brazed heat exchanger which can be used to increase the effectiveness of a snow melting system. For those who are uninitiated in the world of snow melting systems the following few lines will be an education.

Snow melting systems have become a lot more popular in recent years and are essentially heating systems that circulate glycol through a series of pipes that are underneath the ground that can extend out to cover any surface area that a one may wish to keep free from snow and ice. The heat exchanger is at the very centre of the snow melting system and is where the glycol is heated before it is then sent out to pipes that run underneath surfaces that one wants to keep snow and Ice free. One has the ability to control the system manually or automatically which gives one total control over the whole snow melting system.

Of all the heat exchangers that are available that can reduce the costs and hassle associated with winter snow and Ice, the brazed plate heat exchanger has a distinct advantage over conventional heat exchangers in that the fluid is spread and exposed over a larger surface area which makes it a lot easier to transfer heat and makes temperature changes with greater ease. This makes the job of melting snow and iced pavements a lot easier to handle.


Brazed heat exchangers are quite simply the most advanced form of compact plate heat exchanger that is available today and have a wide range of uses besides the snow melting function, being used in tasks as diverse as evaporating, sub cooling and condensing operations. The operating principle of these machines is very simple in that each fluid will pass though alternative channels within the heat exchanger leading to an exsteamly high heat transfer coefficient being attained from the flow characteristics of in each channel. The result is an exsteamly efficient heat exchanger at the heart of your snow melting system.

When choosing a heat exchanger it vitally important to have a think about what one will need from the system and what performance one is looking for. The size of the heat exchanger that will be installed will largely depend on what your expectations are as regards to snow and ice melting. Some places for instance, like a hospital will expect their surface to be dry straight after a snow fall whereas a home owner might be happy with a surface that is not completely snow or ice free for an hour or so after a snow fall. Getting the right heat exchanger fitter is largely a matter then of explaining correctly what ones expectations are.

If the blazed heat exchanger changer can help with the costs and efforts associated with ploughing, shovelling and salting, not to mention potentially saving one the costs of a law suit if someone slips on ones property, than it is certainly worth the investment.