In the brewing industry, plate heat exchangers are mainly used to cool the wort quickly and start the fermentation process by ICP for large volumes. As a result of this rapidity, the wort cannot suffer any contamination.
These types of plate heat exchangers are compact, efficient and 40 litres of wort can be cooled in a flash time at a temperature of 20 °C, they can pasteurise the draft beer or chill it for packaging.
Another exciting feature is that it is not necessary to use a pump to carry out these processes, as they occur as a consequence of the force of gravity exerted during them. Moreover, they have limited water consumption.