Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers Market To Reach $8.63 Billion By 2030

May 2024 | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)

Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers Market Growth & Trends

The global plate and frame heat exchangers market size is anticipated to reach USD 8.63 billion by 2030 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2024 to 2030, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The rapid growth in the chemical & petrochemical industries, coupled with rapid industrialization in the Asia Pacific region, is expected to propel the demand for plate & frame heat exchangers in the coming years.

According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), the pharmaceuticals industry is recognized as the sunrise sector for the economy of the country in the Union Budget-2022. It is predicted to triple in size in the next few years. According to the Economic Survey for 2021 - 2022, the pharmaceutical industry in India is projected to reach USD 65 billion by 2024. The growth of the industry in the country can be attributed to the leadership of domestic manufacturers that offer generic pharmaceutical formulations. Thus, the growing pharmaceuticals industry in India is expected to lead to surged demand for plate & frame heat exchangers used in it during the forecast period.

Most processes in the petrochemical industry involve high pressure and temperature, thereby necessitating the optimization of heat transfer as well as the enhancement of energy savings. Factors such as the type of fluid heated or cooled govern the choice of reactor design in petrochemical production facilities. Temperature control plays a key role in the petrochemical production process to minimize the formation of undesired by-products. This necessitates the requirement for heat exchangers such as plate & frame heat exchangers to enhance productivity and reduce energy loss in the reactors.

The plate & frame heat exchanger is an essential part of the power generating units and plants as it is required for the evaporation and condensation of working fluids, extraction of heat, cooling of lube oil, and cooling of motor cooling water. The heat exchanger is a low-cost, effective, and efficient means of heat transfer. The European Union is installing new power generation plants to ensure efficient energy consumption, which is in line with the norms set by the European Parliament in 2009. The new and efficient heat exchangers, which are installed in the power generating plants, are expected to reduce the overall energy consumption. Such government initiatives are expected to drive the growth of the plate & frame heat exchangers industry over the forecast period.

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Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers Market Report Highlights

  • In terms of product, the gasketed segment dominated in 2023 with 56.4% revenue share. The physical design of the gasket plate & frame heat exchanger allows easy removal of plates for expansion, cleaning, or replacement, which further reduces the maintenance cost. As gasketed plate & frame heat exchangers are easy to clean, they are typically utilized for pharmaceutical and food processing, where a high degree of sanitation is required.

  • Welded plate & frame heat exchangers are similar to gasketed ones; however, in the case of welded heat exchangers, the plates are welded together. Welded plate & frame heat exchangers are ideal for transferring fluids containing corrosive materials with high temperatures as these heat exchangers are extremely durable.

  • The repair & maintenance service segment dominated the market, as repair & maintenance of plate & frame heat exchangers are essential for their proper efficiency and performance. With stringent rules and regulations, maintenance of plate & frame heat exchangers in a timely manner is of vital importance.

  • Plate & frame heat exchangers are used in the chemical processing industry (CPI) on account of their properties, such as design flexibility and high corrosion resistance. Their properties provide them with the ability to handle fluids having varying levels of solids. These heat exchangers are majorly used in the production processes of sulfuric acid, nitric acid, phosphoric acid, and urea.

  • Europe dominated the market in 2023 owing to the region’s commitment to environmental sustainability and stringent energy efficiency regulations are driving industries to adopt advanced heat transfer solutions. Plate & frame heat exchangers, known for their high thermal efficiency and versatility, are ideal for meeting these requirements across manufacturing, chemical processing, and power generation applications.

  • In February 2024, Kelvion Holding GmbH introduced a new high-pressure, laser-welded cassette for industrial heat pump (HPL100S) under the HPL series. This series merges the high efficiency of plate heat exchangers with the robustness of laser-welded cassettes. Designed for both commercial and industrial heat pump systems, the semi-welded plate heat exchanger offers a one-of-a-kind solution capable of handling very high pressures of up to 63 bar-g and temperatures reaching 170 °C.

Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers Market Segmentation

Grand View Research has segmented the global plate and frame heat exchangers market on the basis of product, end-use, service, and region:

Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

  • Brazed

  • Gasketed

  • Welded

    • Welded Plate & Block

    • Welded Spiral

    • Welded Shell & Plate

  • Others

Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

  • Chemical

  • Food & Beverage

  • HVAC & refrigeration

  • Oil & Gas

  • Power Generation

  • Pulp & Paper

  • Others

Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers Service Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

  • Inspection

  • Cleaning

  • Repair & Maintenance

  • Others

Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2018 - 2030)

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • France

    • Germany

    • Italy

    • UK

    • Spain

  • Asia Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • India

  • Central & South America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

  • Middle East & Africa

    • South Africa

    • UAE

List of Key Players in the Plate And Frame Heat Exchangers Market

  • Alfa Laval AB

  • API Heat Transfer

  • Danfoss

  • Kelvion Holding GmbH

  • Nexson Group

  • Barriquand Group

  • SPX Flow

  • Hisaka Works Limited

  • Tranter, Inc.

  • WCR, Inc.

  • Gooch Thermal Systems, Inc.

  • Shineheat Corp.

  • Elanco Heat Transfer Systems

  • HFM

  • Kinam Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

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