With Omega’s Immersion Plates it is easy to directly heat or cool a liquid. The sturdy design ensures that the product is easy to clean and maintain. Whether it is for clean water or heavily contaminated liquids, Laser Plates can maintain performance.
Immersion Plates were initially used to heat or cool highly contaminated liquids. Several industries use this efficient method of direct heating and cooling.
How does an Immersion Plate work?
Immersion products are individual plates or a bank of several Laser Plates that are immersed in a container with liquid. The medium in the plates heats or cools the liquid in the container, depending on your needs. This can be done in a continuous or a batch process.
In order to obtain a turbulent flow on the wall of the plate, air agitation is suggested and used in some cases. This ensures a higher rate of heat transfer. An air pump blows air through a perforated pipe system, creating a whirlpool effect. This is especially recommended for cooling in Ice Bank applications.
You determine the dimensions and the capacity of the Immersion Plates together with one of our engineers. This depends on the medium you want to use to heat or cool, whether it is a batch or a continuous process, the available space and the desired capacity.
We can carry out our Immersion Products, depending on the available dimensions, up to capacities of 10,000 BTU/Hr per unit. This allows you to cool your liquid to 33 °F without the risk of damage by freezing ice.
Almost all cooling mediums can be used with Immersion Plates, such as R717, CO2, Propylene Glycol, Ethylene Glycol, R22, R134A and R404A.
If you want to use other mediums, please email one of our engineers.
Immersion Plates are made of stainless steel, such as 304, 316, SMO-254 and Duplex 2205. If you want to use a different material, please email our engineers.
Our Immersion Plates have often been used to cool highly contaminated liquids. Immersion Plates are now also used for other applications. If you are interested and want to know whether an Immersion Plate can also be used for your industry, please email one of our engineers.
You can also choose a combination of Ice Bank and Immersion Plates. During operation hours, the plates can function as a water chiller, while at night, when there is no consumption, the cooler builds up ice.