These images showcase part of a ten-unit tranter plate and frame heat exchanger order sold by Great Lakes Pump. They were sent to Chrysler in Sterling Heights, Michigan to use in a new paint shop for heating and cooling various sections of their e-coat and phosphate system.
Tranter plate and frame heat exchanger units on the primer paint process (e-coat / Elpo) are used to cool the paint. The cooling side fluid will either come from a cooling tower or a chiller. On the phosphate, autobody surface prep process, the heat exchangers are used to heat the phosphate fluid. The hot side fluid will either be hot water or steam from a boiler.
With limited space requirements in new facilities, the plate and frame designed heat exchanger is the best fit as they require a far smaller footprint than the traditional shell and tube heat exchangers used in the past. Higher efficiency and better heat transference equals a compact unit.
While there are several manufacturers of this style of heat exchanger, Tranter’s position as the sole US headquartered supplier was influential in the selection. Tranter got its start over 100 years ago in Lansing, Michigan. Great Lakes Pump & Supply is a leading supplier of industrial pumps and related process equipment, headquartered in Troy, MI.