Broad, R.

GESMEX Exchangers GmbH, Schwerin, Germany

Robert Broad is a charted chemical engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in the UK, and a member of both the International Register of Professional Engineers and the European Federation of National Engineering Associations. Mr. Broad has worked more than 20 yr with compact heat exchangers, focusing on process optimization to reduce energy usage. He holds an MBA from Henley Management College in the UK.

Refinery revamp opportunities with welded plate heat exchangers

Kauders, P., CDE Projects Ltd.; Broad, R., GESMEX Exchangers GmbH

The plate-and-shell (P&S) heat exchanger has three significant advantages over the shell-and-tube (S&T) type traditionally used in refinery processes.

Welded plate heat exchangers cut refinery process costs—Part 2

Broad, R., GESMEX Exchangers GmbH; Kauders, P., CDE Projects Ltd.

Plate-and-frame (P&F) heat exchangers were first manufactured 100 yr ago for use in the dairy industry.