A cross-flow plate heat exchanger [CFPHE] is used in systems that require heat to be transferred from one stream to another. CFPHE is made of thin metal panels, normally aluminium alloy or stainless steel.
The thermal energy is exchanged via the panels keeping the streams separate. Are frequently used in climatization and ventilation systems such as heat recovery installations in large canteens, hospitals and in the food industry.
The modularity of CFPHE allows to place more elements in series, creating a counter-current exchange system that can reach efficiency levels up to 90% with lower costs than other types of exchangers.