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    What type of heat exchangers can Danfoss offer?

    We offer a wide range of gasketed (XG) and cupper brazed (XB) heat exchangers. The product portfolio offers you a wide range of standardized and custom designed plate heat exchangers - designed especially for use in district energy applications. Various sizes and models are available from stock.

    See the range of heat exchangers for heating applications

    See the range of heat exchagers for cooling applications

    In which applications can we use Danfoss heat exchangers?

    In district heating systems, MPHEs are used in the hydraulic interface between the district heating network (primary side) and the heating system within one- and two-family houses (secondary side)

    In multi-family buildings, MPHEs are optimal for use in decentralized systems where each flat has its own hydraulic module, also known as flat stations

    MPHEs are perfect for systems where thermal solar heating is the primary energy source backed up by an auxiliary heat source, such as a gas boiler or district heating

    What does it mean that a heat exchanger is a Micro Plate™ Heat Exchanger?

    It's an award winning technology - changing the industry and invented by Danfoss.
    Using our new Micro Plate™ technology, Danfoss heat exchangers outperform everything else on the market with an incredible 35% lower pressure loss or 10% better heat transfer. The unique plate design means your district heating application can even be individually recalibrated to match your specifications – so you choose what’s best for your network.

    Learn more about the Micro Plate™ Concept

    How does the Micro Plate™ plate design achieve better performance?

    Characterized by their unique plate pattern;
    Due to a more uniform flow velocity, fluid is distributed and mixed better and enhance the heat transfer rate by up to 10%

    Thanks to the unique plate design, the way that water is distributed inside the MPHE also reduces pressure loss. This means less energy is needed to drive the water round the system and consequently also lowers running costs

    MPHEs enjoy a longer lifespan than other kinds of heat exchangers. This is due to larger brazing point, which provides a more robust heat exchanger. Scaling and fouling is furthermore reduced due to improved flow throughout the plate

    Learn more about the Micro Plate™ Concept

    How can we select Danfoss heat exchangers?

    Our intelligent selection software "Hexact" will help you discover the best solution for your district heating applications and network.


    • It is easy to use
    • You get instant calculations for fishbone and Micro Plate™ solutions
    • It's based on verified laboratory data
    • It has sophisticated calculation features like “real outlet calculations” and “after cooling”


    Download Hexact software here

    How do you assure the quality of Danfoss heat exchangers?

    Quality First. Danfoss products are manufactured to the highest standards. Our facilities have been awarded all necessary certifications, including ISO 9001/14001 and ISO/TS 16949.

    What is the difference between 1-pass and 2-pass heat exchanger?

    1-pass principle:

    • High thermal temperature difference, T11 and T22 connection is on the same side, often an advantage

    2-pass principle

    • Applications where low thermal temperature difference is required (T11-T22)
    • Two step heating systems with after-cooling (pre-heating)
    • Domestic hot water production
    • Domestic hot water production with circulation

    How can we specify a heat exchanger?

    • Loads
    • Temperature conditions (inlet-outlet temperatures for primary & secondary side)
    • Limitations of heat exchangers (max required pressure drops)
    • Connection type and sizes (threaded, o-ring, flange, etc.)
    • Heat exchanger type (gasket or brazed)
    • Accessories (insulation, brackets, tail pieces)

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