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Plate heat exchanger parts and service

You can trust Alfa Laval technicians to repair and recondition your gasketed plate heat exchangers – no matter the brand. We’ve serviced equipment for over 90 years in Australia with two of our local service centres outfitted with the equipment and expertise to optimize the performance and life time of your gasketed plate heat exchangers.

 24/7 Hotline: 1 800 023 182

 

Reconditioning procedure

Pre-cleaning inspection
Upon arriving at the service center, your heat exchanger plates are examined for major corrosion, erosion and deformities. Our technicians will determine whether the plates should be reconditioned or replaced. 

Gasket removal
We use an efficient, yet gentle, method to remove the gaskets using liquid nitrogen or caustic soda, which completely removes the gasket while leaving the groove intact, preventing plate damage. Some field methods of removing gaskets, including using propane torches or rotating wire brushes, can severely harm the plates.

Hydrojet cleaning
The heat exchanger plates are initially cleaned with water to remove residue.

Chemical cleaning
The plates are immersed in specially formulated chemical baths, whose concentration and temperature are carefully regulated for the gentle removal of deposits.

Crack and deformity detection
Each plate is sprayed with dye and then carefully inspected under UV light to find even the smallest defects.

Regasketing
We carefully regasket the plates using a strong, 2-part epoxy glue, which is far superior to the rubber based contact cement used by other service providers. 

Oven-cured gasketing
The plates are then placed in a curing skid and baked in an oven for 3-5 hours under compression.

Pressure testing
When the heat exchanger is reassembled, a full hydrostatic pressure test is performed to ensure there is no leakage. 

Reconditioning report
Finally, you'll receive a detailed heat exchanger service report, including the procedure documentation and recommendations based on your results.

Greg and Mike Alfa Laval Service Australia

Plate heat exchanger service centres

Alfa Laval Sydney

Alfa Laval Sydney

14 Healey Circuit

NSW 2148 Huntingwood

Phone: 02 8822 2700

Alfa Laval Perth

Alfa Laval Perth

7 Thorpe Way

WA 6167 Kwinana Beach

Australia

Phone: 08 9455 0300

Alfa Laval Brisbane

Alfa Laval Brisbane

4/112 Fison Avenue

QLD 4009 Eagle Farm

Phone: 07 3862 2888

Alfa Laval Melbourne

Alfa Laval Melbourne

3/33 Macaulay Street

VIC 3016 Williamstown

Phone: 1 800 023 182

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Plate heat exchanger spare parts

Alfa Laval maintains an extensive inventory of spare parts for your plate heat exchangers. 

Contact us for more information.

Service agreements

Alfa Laval Service Agreements are tailor-made service solutions that combine any of our services, based on your specific needs. To maximise your performance and reduce your operating costs, these agreements bring you peace of mind by minimising the risk of unexpected breakdowns. They also give you full control over your maintenance budget.

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