Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger

Paul Mueller Company brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHE) offer top quality, high efficiency, and exceptional value. Mueller supplies one of the world's broadest ranges of brazed plate heat exchangers. Many of these units are available in stock and can be shipped the next day. Also, the program is constantly being expanded.

When you have an application that requires small, efficient heat exchangers, the preferred choice is a BPHE. Less than two feet high, a 44-pound BPHE can transfer 180,000 Btuh. More than 90 percent of its mass constitutes highly-efficient heat exchanger surface.

A BPHE contains up to 200 herringbone-pattern embossed stainless steel plates. Every other plate is turned 180 degrees, causing the ridges of adjacent plates to intersect one another, thus forming a lattice of contact points. When these points are subsequently brazed together, the resulting unit is a compact, pressure-resistant heat exchanger in which almost all material is involved in the heat transfer process.

The brazed plates form two separate channel systems. The two media assume a true counter-current flow, completely isolated from each other. This channel configuration is designed to produce high turbulence, promoting maximum heat transfer.

Brazed plate heat exchangers can be used for a variety of applications.

Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger Applications

  • Condensers
  • Evaporaters
  • Subcoolers
  • Oil Coolers
  • Industrial Processes
  • Water Heating
  • Snow Melting
  • Heat Pump
  • Air Conditioning
  • Chiller


  • Contains up to 200 herringbone pattern embossed plates of stainless steel construction
  • Intersecting ridges of adjacent plates create a compact, pressure-resistant heat transfer process involving almost all material 
  • Allows for the design of more compact engineering systems
  • A wide variety of solder and threaded connections
  • CE, UL, cUL, CSA
  • Easy maintenance and repair
  • Reduces cooling media volume, further reducing the cost of fluid handling systems and energy consumption
  • Provides a cost-effective, superior solution to your heat transfer applications
  • Plates are constructed of AISI 316 stainless steel, and brazing is 99.9% copper/nickel alloy. Copper-free units are available.
  • 450 psig maximum pressure
  • 383ºF maximum temperature

Specifications and Sizing

Work with our innovative engineers to create a brazed plate heat exchanger that is perfect for you and your facility. At Paul Mueller Company, we work to meet all your needs and with our various shapes, sizes, and specifications. We are confident that we will be able to make a high-quality product that you will love.


Finding the right equipment that fits within your budget can be daunting. At Paul Mueller Company, we understand your needs. That’s why we offer Leasing options that give you more flexibility.

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