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Pillow plate FIC

The Pillow Plates system consists of two stainless steel sheets welded together and further deformed by inflation to obtain a cross section. 

The welding technology can be laser or multispot resistance. FIC defines the most appropriate technology and the best weld pattern in order to meet the project’s purpose.

The exchange surface works 100% without dead areas.The high turbulence inside the plate guarantees high heat-transfer coefficients. 

Scope of application:

  • Oil&gas

  • Chemicals

  • Dairy

  • Beverage, beer, enology

  • Food

  • Heat recovery from industrial or civil dirty waste and seawage

  • Generation of energy from renewable sources in the hydropower generation

  • Aerospace

  • Pharma

  • Textile

  • Cosmetics

Technical specification:

  • Steel of various grades can be used as structural materials

  • Pillow Plates can be designed for a wide range of pressures from 2-3 bar up to 80 bar

  • Working temperatures can range from -200° C to 600° C

  • Cooling/Heating media: reon, glicole, water, R717, steam, thermal oil

  • Dimensions up to 2000x12000 mm and more

  • Thickness starting from 0.6 + 0.6 mm up to 4 + 4 mm and from 1.5 + 0.6 mm up to 18 + 2 mm and more

Two types of Pillow Plates:

Single embossed defines a Pillow Plates with only one deformed sheet. The laser permits to control the welding penetration leaving the surface of the thickest sheet completely unaltered.
This type is often used for pharmaceutical and alimentary applications.  

The double embossed Pillow Plates, on the other hand, involves the deformation of both sheets, guaranteeing larger sections of passage.
This type is mainly used for falling films, heat recovery,immersion batteries.

Heat exchangers are completely manufactured in FIC workshops without outsourcing to ensure continuous and comprehensive quality control. The high quality of the equipment is confirmed by international quality certificates ISO, EC regulations, ASME U-STAMP and etc.

The Italian company FIC was founded in 1951. Today the company occupies a leading position in the market of heat exchange equipment.

The main office, production and test premises of the company are concentrated on 40,000 m2 of area, of which 20,000 m2 is occupied by an indoor industrial and office complex.

About 130 workers work at the FIC plant and more than 15,000 tons of stainless steel passes through state-of-the-art machines, which include three welding lines: two carbon dioxide laser welding lines, one fiber laser, and a resistance multipoint welding line


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