Optimize to reduce maintenance

Optimize to reduce maintenanceWhen media fouling occurs, your plate heat exchangers may require more frequent cleaning in order to maintain performance. This was true of a cooling installation that used river water that became more polluted over the years.

To restore cleaning frequency, Alfa Laval redesigned the plate heat exchanger at a one-time cost of EUR 3,600. The redesign increased the wall shear stress, which reduces residue buildup on the plates, thereby reducing cleaning costs and downtime. Within 11 months, the redesign paid for itself and savings continued to accrue.

To realize the full potential of your heat exchangers, contact your local Alfa Laval representative or authorized Alfa Laval service partner today. 

Calculated payback time

 Reconfigured plate pack cost         EUR 3,600       
 Annual maintenance savings      EUR 4,000 
 Payback time  11 months