16 August 2017

Difference between heat exchanger and condenser

A condenser is a device which converts vapour into the liquid state whereas a heat exchanger is a device which is used for heat recovery also to transfer heat from two fluids.

Let us have a deep insight into the difference between the heat exchanger and condenser.

Difference : 
  • Heat exchanger only heat is transferred without phase change and heat is transferred along with the phase change in the condenser. 
  • A heat exchanger is one that extracts heat from one liquid and gives that heat to another liquid which is enclosed whereas condenser is also a heat exchanger in which phase transfer occurs for hot liquid while maintaining the same temperature and at the same time the cold liquid gets heated up.