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Unique features for solving ultimate problems

No supplier on the market has more experience than Alfa Laval when it comes to designing and manufacturing spiral heat exchangers. Over fifty years of expertise has gone into making them the ultimate solution to tough process problems. Keep reading to learn about the unique innovations that make it possible.

Alfa Laval welded spiral heat exchanger Spiral pro model


Alfa Laval Spiral with SelfClean enables superior cleaning and extended performance
Superior cleaning and extended performance 

The SelfClean design of Alfa Laval spirals provides a reliable solution for fouling and clogging in duties involving challenging fluids, sludges, emulsions, slurries, fibres or particle loaded liquids.

Each circuit on a spiral unit consists of a single flow channel. This continuously curving, single-channel geometry creates high turbulence to minimize fouling from the start. If fouling does start to occur, local velocity increases, since the entire flow must still pass through the channel. This creates a scrubbing effect that flushes away any accumulations of deposits as they form.

An additional benefit of this design is that it eliminates the risk of dead spots and stagnation for more efficient heat transfer.

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Alfa Laval Spiral with SelfClean and automated, reliable channel enclosure
Automated, reliable channel enclosure 

The manufacturing of Alfa Laval’s spiral heat exchangers incorporates an automated process for bending the edge of the channels. This is followed by a cold-metal-transfer automatic welding machine for the final closure weld.

The combined effect of this so-called RollWeld technique is consistent quality of the channel closure. That, in turn, is critical for the strength and corrosion resistance of the channel welds and thus the reliability of the overall unit.

Automated RollWeld channel closure

Alfa Laval Spiral heat exchangers RollWeld technique



Alfa Laval Spiral with HighP - A custom solution for high-pressure duties
A custom solution for high-pressure duties 

For customers whose processes demand higher design and differential pressures than traditional spiral heat exchangers can provide, Alfa Laval offers capabilities to fully tailor a unique solution to match their needs.

We design our HighP spiral heat exchangers using a range of features, including a double gasket system, a self-supporting internal coil, and a special body and shell with bolted cover. Our experienced engineers work with you throughout the design process to make sure you get the ideal heat exchanger for your specific challenges.

Spiral heat exchanger for high pressure duties

Alfa Laval spiral heat exchangers for high pressure

Improving sustainability with welded solutions

What does sustainability mean for your business? Today it comes down to having long-term confidence in your production, with support for both profitable growth and a positive environmental impact.

Man wearing hard hat and safety glasses with crossed arms infront of an installed Alfa Laval welded spiral heat exchanger.