One-sided profiled cushion plates (EP plates)
In the case of one-sided profiled cushion plates, a thinner cover plate is welded to a thicker base plate. These EP sheets can be used to build walls or floors for containers whose contents have to be heated or cooled. The thicker base plate of the cushion plate directly forms the container wall.
Single-sided profiled cushion plates can also be used for temperature control, heating or cooling of solid materials, for example foodstuffs or bulk materials, in direct contact.
Cushion plates profiled on both sides (DP plates)
In the case of cushion plates profiled on both sides, two sheets of the same thickness are welded together. Such DP plates can be used in many process technology applications. For cooling or heating baths, individual DP plates or heat exchange systems made up of DP plates can be easily suspended directly in the bath tanks without any complex assembly.
In fluidized bed reactors or dryers, the low tendency for buildup and the ease of cleaning prove to be advantageous. The two-dimensional expansion of DP sheets is favorable when used as protection against thermal radiation or as flow breakers in stirred tanks. In bread production in thermo-oil-heated industrial ovens, thermal radiation from a flat heating element ensures uniform baking results.