Plate Heat Exchanger Gaskets

WCR UK is a leading supplier of replacement heat exchanger gaskets that are flexible, tough and follow OEM specifications exactly. Our heat exchanger gaskets can be used with any make or model of gasketed plate heat exchanger.

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Reduce downtime and increase efficiency with WCR UK heat exchanger gaskets

Plate heat exchangers are essential to many industries and businesses, so keeping them running at peak efficiency is crucial.

Gaskets act as seals between the plates of a heat exchanger. Old or worn plate frame heat exchanger gaskets can cause many problems, from decreased heat transfer efficiency to leaks and costly downtime.

WCR UK offers numerous long-lasting replacement plate heat exchanger gaskets that are designed to flawlessly follow OEM specifications.

We can provide gaskets for all makes and models of gasketed plate heat exchangers.

Call 01246 856 396 to find out more about our replacement gaskets.

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Trust WCR UK for your heat exchanger gaskets

Our heat exchanger gaskets are second to none, and we can ship them to you quickly. In addition, our customer service team is passionate about providing the best possible experience.

We offer a wide range of one-piece gaskets for all types of heat exchangers, including shell exchanger gaskets and gasketed plate heat exchangers.

  • Flexible, durable replacement heat exchanger gasket.
  • Gaskets manufactured to OEM specifications that meet BS standards.
  • Only high-quality gasket materials are used.
  • Gaskets for numerous configurations.
  • Quality controlled for dependability in a wide range of operating conditions.

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What are gasketed heat exchangers?

Gasketed heat exchangers are also known as plate and frame heat exchangers.

A plate and frame heat exchanger uses metal plates to transfer heat between two fluids. 

The fluids can be either liquids or gases, flowing on opposite sides of the plate.

Plate and frame heat exchangers are made up of a series of plates, each with a gasket in between. 

The gaskets act as seals, allowing the fluids to flow on either side of the plate while preventing them from mixing.

Gasketed plate heat exchangers are used in a wide variety of industries and many applications where heat needs to be transferred between two fluids, including various applications in the following industries;

  • HVAC
  • Food and beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical
  • Power generation
  • Marine

How does a gasketed plate heat exchanger work?

Gasketed plate heat exchangers use a series of metal plates (called a plate pack) for transferring heat between two fluids.

In gasketed heat exchangers, the plates are fitted with elastomeric gaskets, which seal the channels around the entire plate and direct the media into alternate channels.

These gaskets are useful in operations involving steam generation and heating or cooling processes.

The channel plates are assembled between a frame plate and a pressure plate and compressed by tightening bolts fitted between these plates. 

The plates and the pressure plate are suspended from an upper carrying bar and fixed in position by a lower guiding bar, both of which are fixed to the support column. The design of the heat exchanger allows easy cleaning and simple capacity modification (by removing or adding plates to the heat exchanger), which is impossible with brazed heat exchangers.

The distribution area is one of the most important features of a plate heat exchanger. Its main purpose is to ensure an even flow of fluid over the entire plate while maximizing heat transfer efficiency and minimizing maldistribution and fouling. 

Advantages for plate heat exchangers

Gasketed plate heat exchangers offer many advantages over other types of heat exchangers, including;

  • Greater efficiency – plate heat exchangers are designed to minimize pressure drop and heat transfer efficiency. This results in reduced operating costs and increased productivity.
  • Flexibility – a plate heat exchanger can be configured to meet specific process requirements. This flexibility allows for a wider range of applications.
  • Compact design – plate heat exchangers are compact, making them easier to transport and install.
  • Ease of cleaning and maintenance
  • Additional heat transfer plates can be added if required
  • Suitable for hygienic and industrial applications
  • Suitable for use with steam
  • Working pressures up to 25 bar max if required

Gaskets for all major plate heat exchanger manufacturers

At WCR UK Ltd, we understand the importance of having a reliable heat exchanger. That’s why we offer a comprehensive selection of high-quality replacement gaskets for all major manufacturers of heat exchangers including Alfa Laval gaskets and many more.

We have the gaskets you need to keep your system running at peak performance. And because we stock our inventory with parts from leading manufacturers, you can be confident that you’re getting the best quality products.

So don’t wait any longer; browse our selection and find the perfect replacement parts for your plate heat exchanger today.

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Call now on 01246 856 396 or use the form below to learn more about our heat exchanger service, repair, and replacement parts.

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