Engineering Research Seminar 8, 2012: Evolution of Plate Technology in Heat Transfer - Past to Present

Ms Janet Quah, Market Manager from MU Refinery, Alfa Laval (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Date: 2012-05-23
Time: 18:00 to 19:00
Venue: Auditorium 1, Building 5, Level 1, room #14


Plate heat exchangers have come a long way since it was first invented as a milk pasteuriser in 1931. Some of the changes are to improve its performance limits and versatility. Today, plate type exchangers are used in various industries, as diverse as power plants, oil and gas, petrochemical and refineries, sugar, pharmaceutical, HVAC and refrigeration etc. We will look at the features, advantages, benefits and limitations of plate type exchangers compared to traditional shell and tube heat exchangers and delve into some of its applications as interchangers, condensers and evaporators in the different industries.


About the Speaker

Ms Janet Quah graduated from Universiti Malaya with B. Eng (Chem) (Hons) in 1991. She joined Alfa Laval Malaysia as a Sales Engineer, Thermal Division in 1992. She held various positions and responsibilities in Alfa Laval Malaysia before moving to Alfa Laval Shanghai as Technical Support Manager (Process Industry) from 2006-2008. Subsequently, she moved to Paris, France as Marketing Manager, Market Unit Refinery, Alfa Laval Packinox from 2008 - 2011. She relocated back to Malaysia in August 2011 but maintained the same central role within Alfa Laval, Market Unit Refinery, primarily to provide marketing and technical support to China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, India and Turkey.