Heat exchange is the heart and symbol of the CIAT company
CIAT has been developing and manufacturing heat exchangers since 1934. After asserting itself as a leader in this area, it branched out into air handling and then refrigeration.
Heat exchange is a process whereby heat can be transferred from a hot fluid to a cold fluid without any direct contact between the two. The fluids may be liquid (water, thermal fluid, refrigerant, oil, a food product, etc.) or gas (air, vapour, refrigerant, etc.). More rarely, they can also be a fluidised solid (food product, product in paste form, etc.).
Several parameters and variable factors must be taken into account when designing an efficient heat exchanger. The science of thermal exchange is found in the work of the Research and Innovation centre and Development and Design department, whose mission is:
CIAT participates in study programs with organizations such as Greth, Cetiat, C.E.A etc.
The company has dedicated two sites, Belley in France and Verona in Italy, to the design and production of these different types of heat exchangers.