Alfa Laval plate heat exchanger services

alfa laval plate heat exchanger

Alfa Laval plate heat exchanger services are important for keeping your equipment running smoothly.

Your heat exchanger needs to be serviced regularly to save money and prevent unexpected interruptions in your processes.

No matter what type or age your equipment is, there are options to help keep it running well.

If you are looking for Alfa Laval plate heat exchanger services, we can help. We have a complete 360° Service Portfolio that is handled by our local expert service team.

Plus, we have over 30 years of experience with GPHEs, so you can trust that we know what we’re doing.

GPHE maintenance services:

  • Performance audits to help you assess and improve your current performance.
  • We also provide reconditioning and repair services, as well as cleaning equipment and genuine spare parts.
  • If you’re looking for an upgrade, we can help with that too. And if you experience any troubles with your heat exchangers, we’ll help troubleshoot them.
  • You can also choose to have a Performance Agreement with us, which will tailor service solutions specifically for you.

What is a plate heat exchanger performance audit?

Do you want to ensure your plate heat exchangers run as efficiently as possible? Consider doing a performance audit. This will help identify any areas that need improvement and ensure that the heat exchangers are working at their best.

Are you getting the most from your plate heat exchangers?

If you’re not getting the most out of your heat exchangers, now’s the time to find out! 

You need to check on the current state of your heat exchangers. Not checking can lower their efficiency, increase energy losses, and cause unplanned shutdowns. But if you clean them too often, you may lower productivity.

Clean your heat exchangers when it is necessary to keep them running as efficiently as possible. This will help to avoid any unexpected downtime.

A Performance Audit will provide you with the information you need to evaluate the condition and performance of your heat exchangers.

Waiting for visible signs of disrepair before servicing your heat exchanger can lower its efficiency, increase energy losses, and cause unplanned shutdowns. On the other hand, if you clean your plate heat exchangers too often, you may end up lowering productivity.

How a PHE performance audit works

A performance audit of your gasketed plate heat exchanger will be carried out by a qualified service engineer. The engineer will collect data on the actual operating condition of your heat exchanger.

The engineer will bring equipment to measure the temperature and flow of your heat exchanger pipes. This portable equipment will include four temperature gauges and a flow gauge.

This usually requires one hour per unit and does not disrupt operations.

If you already have this data on hand, you can call it in, and we can run your data through our program and produce a report.

The engineer runs the data through a thermal analysis software program to determine how much heat your Alfa Laval plate heat exchanger can handle.

You’ll receive the audit report, comparing your heat exchanger’s performance to benchmark performance and indicating if your plate heat exchanger requires service.

Plate heat exchanger audit advantages

The advantages of an audit are that it can;

  • reduce operating, maintenance and parts inventory costs over the long term
  • and virtually eliminate the risk of breakdown due to component failure
  • control your maintenance budget with predictive maintenance.
  • additionally, it can increase production efficiency and profitability.

Plate heat exchanger reconditioning and repair

Reconditioning – plates

Reconditioning refers to the service that is done to the plates inside the gasketed plate heat exchanger.

Our experts remove the gaskets and scaling with specialized tools and chemicals at Alfa Laval’s well-equipped service centers.

This prevents corrosion and creates an ideal surface for re-gasketing – without you having to handle the chemicals or waste. In addition, they thoroughly examine your heat exchangers, correcting any sealing problems or deformities.

These services ensure your equipment continues to deliver high efficiency and optimal performance.

It is necessary to perform a full reconditioning at a certain point, but by using intermediate cleaning services, it is possible to prolong the intervals between reconditioning.

Repair – frame

Frame repair includes inspection, refurbishment, replacement of connection linings, and replacement of bolts or other frame parts. While reconditioning plates must occur at one of our service centers, some frame repairs can be performed onsite. Please contact us for more information.

Genuine gaskets and plates

Just like there are different types of plate heat exchangers, there are also different types of replacement parts. using cheaper, lower-quality parts can lead to decreased performance and increased costs in the long run.

Always use the highest-quality replacement parts available to ensure your plate heat exchanger is running at its best.

Genuine rubber gaskets

Alfa Laval gaskets have better material properties than other gaskets, which results in tighter seals, longer lifetime, and more uptime for gasketed plate heat exchangers.

Thicker gaskets are not always better. If the gasket is too thick, it can cause the calculations for how tight to screw down the plates to be inaccurate. This can lead to leakage and/or deformation and destruction of the plates. This has happened to customers who have used non-OEM spare parts.

Genuine plates

Genuine Alfa Laval plates are made using a single pressing step. This ensures uniform plate strength and thickness over the entire plate, dramatically reducing the risk of fatigue cracking.

Using the right material can make a huge difference in a process. Alfa Laval makes sure to specify the correct material for its intended use.

Plate packs

In addition to supplying spare parts individually, we also offer complete spare plate packs.

Plate packs often replace the most affected part of a plate heat exchanger.

The heat exchanger function is restored by installing a new plate pack without replacing the entire heat exchanger.

Summary

If you’re not getting the most out of your plate heat exchangers, it’s time to find out! Our experts can help you identify any areas that need improvement and ensure that your heat exchangers are running at their best. Contact us today to learn more!

About WCR UK

We supply replacement plates and gaskets and provide a full service and repair program for all major brands of plate heat exchangers

WCR UK is the best heat exchanger services company in the United Kingdom because of our experience and expertise. We have been in the business for many years, and we have a team of dedicated professionals who can help you with all your heat exchanger needs.

We also offer a wide range of services, including replacement parts, servicing, repairs, and cleaning. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can reach us anytime.

Our dedication to quality and our customers is what sets us apart from other companies in the industry. Read more

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