Alfa Laval Plate Heat Exchanger
Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC offers a full range of Alfa Laval Plate Heat Exchanger Services and Alfa Laval gasket spare parts. We help you ensure the maximum reliability of your system, any time, any place. Our complete spectrum of aftermarket sales and service packages range from cleaning and regasketing to design engineering and technical support for new replacement heat exchanger units. If you perform your preventive maintenance, we can supply you with the required replacement aftermarket gaskets or genuine parts for your Alfa Laval gasketed plate heat exchangers.
Plate heat exchangers are an important part of many industrial processes, but they can be challenging to maintain and service properly.
Even the highest performing plate heat exchangers are subject to wear and tear. Regular monitoring and servicing of your Alfa Laval plate heat exchangers will keep equipment running effectively for longer and avoid costly repairs down the line. Alfa Laval has years of experience designing systems matched to each specific requirement – whether it’s for seawater desalination, commercial food services, or more. Alfa Laval heat exchangers provide reliable solutions that are sustainable for the long term.
With regular inspection and maintenance, Separator Spares & Equipment can help you reduce costs, extend the life cycle of your heat exchangers, and achieve reliable performance. This will enable you to plan your budget more accurately.
If your plate heat exchanger isn’t running effectively, it can cause severe problems for your entire process.
Without plan maintenance, heat exchangers lose performance. Separator Spares & Equipment offers a full range of plate heat exchanger services in accordance with Alfa Laval requirements that will help you keep your equipment running smoothly. We have you covered, from cleaning, gasket removal, and regasketing to design engineering and technical support.
Alfa Laval Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers
Alfa Laval gasketed plate heat exchangers combine high efficiency with ease of use and minimal maintenance. Superior design, outstanding engineering, and thorough testing ensure reliable, efficient performance under any operating condition – even the most severe.
The patented corrugated design provides superior surface area and compactness for maximum heat transfer rates and minimum pressure drops than more common smooth-walled alternatives. The increased specific surface area makes it easier to achieve a good fit between plates for better heat transfer.
Even the best equipment shows signs of wear over time. We use only the highest quality spare parts, designed to match the performance of the originals (OEM), thereby maintaining optimum interaction between components. By safeguarding the original design, we offer maximum security for your investment.
At Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC, we are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your plate heat exchangers and committed to your equipment running for the long haul. Plan your maintenance before you have a leaking heat exchanger. We supply spares for gasketed plate heat exchangers and replacement channel plates. Request a quote with your required Alfa Laval part number! We provide quick quotations.
Alfa Laval Plate Heat Exchanger Sizing Overview
Plate heat exchangers are commonly used for heating or cooling applications in different markets worldwide. Plate heat exchangers offer advantages of compactness and flexibility over shell-and-tube counterparts. The high surface/volume ratio increases the rate of both sensible heating or cooling at constant pressure but also allows large temperature differences to be accommodated without significant pressure drops.
The plates are spaced at regular intervals to form flow passages along the surface of the plates. Since no internal tube bundles are employed, plate heat exchangers offer considerable flexibility in design and construction. This results in a wide range of possible configurations that can be adapted to suit an equally varied number of process requirements. The number of flow passages can be varied to construct heat exchangers for different channel arrangements.
Isolating valves can be installed as required to improve safety and preserve energy efficiency. Control valves and bypass valves, manifolds, and other accessories such as sensors, strainers, and surface condensers can be included in the design to complete an optimal match to your needs based on your specifications.
Alfa Laval Plate Heat Exchanger Service
Separator Spares & Equipment provides services for Alfa Laval gasketed plate heat exchangers. We offer a full range of services that will extend the life of your equipment to lower the total cost of ownership.
No matter the brand, our Service Team has the hands-on experience and practical knowledge to service all of your heat transfer equipment. Please visit our Plate Heat Exchanger Service webpage for more information about our Alfa Laval plate heat exchanger service.
Alfa Laval Plate Heat Exchanger Cleaning
The Alfa Laval gasketed plate heat exchangers‘ corrugated design provides superior surface area and compactness for maximum heat transfer rates. This also results in a higher temperature drop across the plates, which may lead to other issues that need to be addressed at regular intervals. For example, scaling or other deposits on the plates that reduce heat transfer efficiency could occur over time if left untreated. These scale buildups are caused by impurities present in process liquids such as salts, silica, phosphates, boron compounds, aluminum hydroxide, carbonate deposits from CO2, or organic matter from oil or tars.
As scaling continues to build up over time and in severity, it could ultimately lead to plate damage and cause the equipment to fail. Regularly monitoring and cleaning Alfa Laval gasketed plate heat exchangers will keep them running efficiently for a longer period of time.
Alfa Laval Plate Heat Exchanger Cleaning Methodology
It is recommended that Alfa Laval plate heat exchangers are first inspected (visual inspection) for scaling or other buildups before any cleaning process begins. If no deposits on the plates are visible, it does not mean they do not exist below what can be seen with the naked eye.
Scaling and depositions require specialized equipment to be accurately detected. For example, water-soluble scaling will show up as white spots under ultraviolet (UV) light, while oil-soluble particles appear black under UV inspection.
Once deposits are identified, it is important to determine the concentration of impurities. Different levels of scaling will require different cleaning methods with varying degrees of severity.
Please visit our Plate Heat Exchanger Service web page for more information about our Alfa Laval plate heat exchanger cleaning.
Alfa Laval Plate Heat Exchanger Re-Gasketing
If existing sealing surfaces on your plate heat exchangers are not in good condition or need replacing, re-gasketing your Alfa Laval plate heat exchanger will ensure that your equipment performs properly and efficiently for a more extended period of time than if you choose not to service them at this point.
Re-gasketing may be required when:
- There is physical damage or excessive wear to the rings or gland seal.
- The ring/gland seal surface is damaged by pitting, scratching, gouging, corrosion, or erosion.
- There are cracks in the plates of the equipment. Gasket material has failed due to overheating or chemical attack.
Alfa Laval Plate Heat Exchanger Re-Gasketing Methodology
The first thing done before re-gasketing is to determine what type of heat exchanger you have and if it can be regasketed. One of three methods will be used depending on your heat exchanger needs:
- Machining old gaskets away (with no damage to plates); service with aftermarket Alfa Laval re-gasketing kits.
- Cutting new ring grooves where the gasket has been damaged (with no damage to plates); service with aftermarket Alfa Laval re-gasketing kits.
- Use a complete aftermarket Alfa Laval re-gasket kit to replace the heat exchanger gaskets.
Please visit our Plate Heat Exchanger Service web page for more information about our Alfa Laval plate heat exchanger re-gasketing.
Upgrades and Replacement Heat Exchangers
In these cases, we can often suggest new, state-of-the-art technology that can enhance the performance and reliability of your process. If you would like a quotation, please send us your technical documentation of your gasketed plate heat exchanger.
If your heat exchanger has become obsolete due to age, Separator Spares & Equipment can suggest a suitable replacement.
At Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC, we are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your plate heat exchangers and committed to your equipment running for the long haul. Our comprehensive range of services covers everything from cleaning to regasketing. Let us help you avoid unexpected breakdowns. We can help you keep your system running at peak performance, any time, anywhere. Have questions or need assistance? Contact us today and request a quote!