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Pinned  Plate Heat Exchangers: Five Questions and Answers

Sep 26 2014 04:53 PM | Chris in Technical Articles

Plate heat exchangers are extremely efficient and can be workhorses in many different types of environments. But, knowing what to watch for when inspecting and maintaining your plate heat exchanger is critical. We'll explore five common questions and answers to help you take better care of your plate heat exchanger.

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Pinned  A Gamajet Solution for Dirty Totes

Jan 12 2015 08:28 PM | Chris in Technical Articles

In our Feature video, Gamajet (an Alfa Laval company) demonstrates their new tote cleaning system.  If you're interested, please drop us a quick line or give us a call to discuss your needs.



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Young Industries STINGER Conveyer


The Young Industries STINGER® Conveyer is a great solution for transporting difficult-to-handle products such as pigments, talcs and clays. STINGER Conveyer Brochure

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Water for Injection


Your customers want products they can rely on. That means consistent and safe results. You expect the same from your stainless steel process system. At A&B Process Systems, we realize that water is a key element in all aspects of life, including pharma...

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Virginia Heat Transfer Packaged Systems


Pre-Packaged Systems are designed specifically to meet process industry needs efficiently and effectively, from a pilot project to a large-scale production.Customized Pre-Packaged systems deliver:Single source of supplyPortable skids, wall mounts or fl...

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Types of Plate Exchanger Leaks


The design of plate heat exchangers is very reliable since they have several fail-safe spots to visibly show any leaks.  Nearly all possible leaks will cause the flow to spill out the sides of the exchanger to the ground so the problem becomes obvious....

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The Glued Gasket Conundrum


You walk past one of your plate heat exchangers that's been working great for a long time. But, today you notice that it''s leaking onto the floor in several different locations. You need this heat exchanger for a critical heating or cooling applicat...

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Storage Tanks


Storage tanks are all about quantitiy; having enough product to keep your process flowing is critical. At A&B we believe storage is also about quality that''s why we design and fabricate storage tanks with the highest quality at a competitive price.Qui...

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Spring Cleaning


Owners of heat exchangers often find that in the spring season as the cooling water temperature begins to rise, their heat exchangers begin to underperform.Considering that the heat exchangers were most likely designed for the highest cooling tower wat...

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Series 6000


750 CFM to 15,000 SCFMA modular desiccant dehumidification system for commercial and industrial applications with unique dehumidification requirements. Industrial design offers precision humidity/temperature control. The Modular concept provides design...

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Series 500 Portable


500-700 SCFM General Duty- Dry desiccant dehumidifier. Humidity levels can be controlled below levels which moisture condenses on surfaces. The Series 500-700 dehumidifiers were primarily designed for the water damage remediation; however they meet a w...

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Series 2000


750 SCFM to 12,000 CFM Industrial Duty - Dry desiccant dehumidifiers Dew points to -40 Degrees F Self contained Unit- Complete with all necessary blowers, controls, filters and drive components to assure the safe, automatic operation of the dehumidifie...

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Series 1000


150 SCFM to 600 SCFMIndustrial Duty - Dry desiccant dehumidifier Series 1000 units are self contained, with all necessary blowers, controls, filters and drive components to assure the safe and automatic operation of the dehumidifier.Single point power...

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Sanitary Packages


Pick Pre-Packaged Sanitary Heater Systems are designed to efficiently meet food and pharmaceutical industry processing needs, from pilot scale laboratory units to production scale packages. Pilot Scale For laboratories or pilot operations, Picks pilot...

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Pulp Mill Compabloc Provides High Performance


An Alfa Laval Compabloc heat exchanger was used at a pulp mill in Georgia, USA. The unit provided a high rate of performance with minimal maintenance and operating costs. Read the story here

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Process Vessels


Sometimes it''s what you can''t see that matters. Process vessels are the workhorses of a process system and irregularities can lead to product contamination and degredation. At A&B Process Systems, we have our eyes on the smallest details even for the...

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Pre-Packaged Systems


Pre-Packaged Systems are designed specifically to meet process industry needs efficiently and effectively, from a pilot project to a large-scale production. Single source of supply Portable skids, wall mounts or floor mounted packages Compact design to...

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Plate Exchanger: Fouling vs Scaling


Understanding the differences between fouling and scaling can help you be in a better position the next time you open your plate heat exchanger. We''ll examine the differences and discuss how each type of resistance to heat transfer can affect the perf...

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Plate Exchanger Parts and Service


At Virginia Heat Transfer, we have over 35 years of combined experience with plate heat exchangers. Whether you need hard-to-find parts, a total cleaning solution, on site cleaning, routine maintenance, re-gasketing, or help with troubleshooting a prob...

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Plate Exchanger Cold Leakage


Your plate heat exchanger was working just fine. You open it up to perform an annual cleaning, tighten it to the proper dimension, and upon start up, it begins to leak. What just happened? Figure 1: Graphical Depiction of Cold LeakageThe answer, as you...

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Pick Heaters Custom Solutions


Pick Steam Injection Heaters offers many ways to prepare a custom package for your applications. Read about custom solutions Please Contact Us for any help you might need with designing a steam injection heater system.

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Pick Case Studies


Pick Steam Injection Heaters are used throughout the industry for applications ranging from plant sanitation to process heating to in-line cooking, with success. Here are some cases of a Pick Heater being the proper fit for a variety of applications....

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PHE Frame Corrosion


Corrosion under the connection liners in plate heat exchangers can cause significant problems. The key is to learn how the corrosion happens so that costly frame replacements can be avoided.Figure 1: Leakage next to the frame plate may be a sign of a...

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How Compablocs Work


The Compabloc heat exchanger is built around a pack of corrugated heat transfer plates, welded alternately to form channels. The complete plate pack slides inside a four-column carbon steel frame bolted to pressure-retaining heads at the top and bottom...

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