In many industries Omega Laser Plates are used to heat or cool tanks. Laser Plates have a higher rate of heat transfer and often have an overall lower cost because no post-processing needs to take place. In addition, thinner materials can be used with Laser Plates than with half-pipe tank walls or double-sided construction.
The sidewall and heads of a tank can be heated or cooled using Laser Plates, and will be ordered and delivered with the heat transfer surface already welded to the tank shell or head. Your tank plates are welded by our laser welding machines, after which you can roll or form them into the desired shape.
After fabricating the tank, the Laser Plates are inflated to form a vessel that the heat transfer medium will flow through.
Half pipe / Double walled vessel
Initially tanks that needed heat transfer were made with a double wall design. From there things evolved and half pipe was welded on to create a more efficient channel for the heat transfer medium to flow through. The technology has evolved again into an even more efficient and cost effective method which is Laser Plates.
Space requirements play an important role in tank construction. Compared to half pipe construction, you can save up to 1/3 of that space with Omega Laser Plates. In addition, it is easier to make an isolation (for example for a manhole) in the jacket of the tank in the desired location.
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Omega Laser Plates are used in the food industry for the production of milk, beer, wine, drinks and cocoa tanks. But also in pressure tanks in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Omega Laser tank plates are suitable for any tank that needs to be heated or cooled.
Would you like to know more about the design or want to have a heat transfer calculation done? Contact one of our engineers.