ClipGrip™ gaskets offers superior fastening to the plate. Not only do the next-generation gaskets stay in place better than before, but they are also easier to mount in the first place. The unique design prevents snaking of plates at closing and the tangling of new gasket sets. Maintenance of the heat exchanger goes faster, plates and gaskets last longer, and you save money as a result.
In the next-generation plate heat exchanger, Alfa Laval has replaced the traditional roller function built on top of the carrying bar with a T-bar roller design. The pressure plate roller is mounted under the carrying bar, decreasing the height of the heat exchanger and making maintenance simpler and more cost-effective. This design also protects the roller from falling dust and debris, which prevents jamming, minimizes the potential for damage to the frame and ensures easy opening and closing of the unit when required.
Alfa Laval’s large and medium model gasketed plate heat exchangers employ tightening bolts with bearing boxes to reduce friction when opening and retightening the unit. This makes it possible for one person to easily and safely service the heat exchanger without the need for special tools. The bearing box thus offers significant advantages over competing solutions designed with a simple nut and washer, where maintenance is laborious, time-consuming and potentially hazardous.