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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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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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Debottlenecking Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Jul 16 2012 01:44 PM | Chris in Technical Articles

<p>Your shell and tube heat exchanger has served you well.  But maybe your heat transfer needs have grown and you&#39;re just not getting enough heating, cooling, condensing, or evaporation these days.  Don&#39;t send your shell and tube heat exchanger to scrap pile just yet, it may only need a partner to help out.</p>

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Heat Exchanger Sizing and LMTD


One thing to consider when sizing a heat exchanger is the temperature difference of the fluids you wish to use.  While heat exchangers do a great job at transferring energy, they are limited by the heat source or heat sink you provide them.  No matter...

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Dessicant Air Dryers


Industrial ApplicationsDESICAiR dry desiccant industrial dehumidifiers provide precision humidity and/or temperature control (humidity levels from 60° F [15.6° C] dew point to as low as minus 40° F [-40° C] dew point) of either a room or process air st...

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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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CIP Systems


At first glance, a Clean-in-Place (CIP) system from A&B Process Systems merely cleans process equipment. But broaden your vision and see that Clean-in-Place (CIP) systems improve product quality, product recovery and purity, as well as reduce pollution...

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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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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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Compabloc Eliminates Production Bottleneck


An Alfa Laval Compabloc was used to remove a bottleneck in pigment production at BASF's Guarantigueta Chemical Complex. Read the story here

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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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Compabloc Condenser Removes Organic Compounds


A Ciba Specialty Chemicals facility in Memphis, Arkansas used one of Alfa Laval's Compabloc heat exchangers to eliminate the emission of volatile organic compounds from their stack vapors. Read the story here

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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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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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2 vs 3 Pass


When you purchase a heater your choice may be between a two-pass design and a three-pass design. Both have their merits. A two-pass heater has a single coil. Burner gases make two passes through the heater. They first pass through the inside of the coi...

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Heat Exchanger CIP


In the past, we've talked with our customers about the importance of cleaning your heat exchangers and cooling towers. Now, Virginia Heat Transfer is pleased to offer cleaning-in-place service for plate heat exchangers, shell and tube heat exchangers,...

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