Flat Plate Exchangers

All air-to-air energy plate exchangers provided by Venmar CES are AHRI Certified to Standard 1060 and subsequently bear the seal for participation in the AHRI Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Ventilation Equipment Program based on AHRI Standard 1060.

Heat transfer is maximized through conduction and convection, and features optimized plate spacing, airflow patterns and the selection of substrate materials to maximize heat transfer effectiveness while minimizing pressure drop and providing the absolute best sensible Recovery Efficiency Ratio (RER) available on the market today. The Recovery Efficiency Ratio is the ratio of energy expended (including parasitic losses through the exchanger) versus the total amount of energy recovered. Sensible devices are able to withstand differential pressures up to 10-inches without deformation or damage to the device.

Furthermore, sensible plates can benefit from a number of performance enhancement strategies for enhanced dehumidification, or in conjunction with indirect and/or direct cooling strategies.

In the case of our HM cores (which stands for heat and moisture), otherwise known as membrane plates, the substrate is manufactured with a vapour-permeable material such as a micro-porous polymeric membrane. Similarly, our HM cores have a high latent energy recovery efficiency ratio. In addition, unlike other light commercial technologies, the HM cores from Venmar CES are able to withstand differential pressures up to 5-inches without deformation or damage.

Aluminum Membrane PlateAluminum Flat Plate Heat Exchangers

Venmar CES aluminum plate exchangers are sensible only and provide the following benefits:

  • High sensible effectiveness
  • Durable construction and able to withstand high differential pressures
  • Can act as a pre-cooler, re-heater (alpha flow configuration) in series with a cooling coil for enhanced dehumidification
  • No moving parts
  • Low maintenance
  • Able to withstand differential pressures up to 10-inches
  • Certified to AHRI Standard 1060

Polypropylene Membrane PlatePolypropylene Heat Exchangers

  • High sensible effectiveness
  • Durable construction and able to withstand high differential pressures
  • Can act as a pre-cooler, re-heater (alpha flow configuration) in series with a cooling coil for enhanced dehumidification
  • No moving parts
  • Low maintenance
  • Able to withstand differential pressures up to 10-inches
  • Lower cost and weight with nearly identical performance to aluminum
  • Highly corrosion resistant, ideal for pool applications
  • Certified to AHRI Standard 1060 and NFPA 90A rated

Heat & Moisture (HM) Membrane PlateHeat and Moisture (HM) Exchangers

  • Good total effectiveness transferring both sensible and latent energy
  • No moving parts
  • Low maintenance
  • Static core constructed of a robust aluminum substrate that includes a hydroscopic bactericidal desiccant to prevent the growth of mold or bacteria
  • Can accommodate differential pressure up to 5-inches of H2O without deformation or degradation in performance
  • Certified to AHRI Standard 1060 and NFPA 90A rated

Flat plate exchangers can be found in our light commercial HRV seriesVertical Unit Ventilators (classroom units) and full custom DOAS EnergyPack ® systems.