Genuine Parts

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(and can be dangeroμs to pr¤cess and consumer safety)

Don’t make the non-OEM mistake.

Studies show that 88% of all processors have experienced equipment failure with non-OEM parts. Don’t risk uptime and productivity with bad spares.

Remember, look for the logo. Buy genuine parts.


Avoid the risks of non-OEM parts

After extensive testing of genuine Alfa Laval parts vs. non-OEM parts, consider these documented flaws found in non-OEM pump seals:

  • Low steel grade - lower steel grade found in static face holder
  • RISK: High potential for seizure when seal is being fitted into the pump

  • Wrong silicon carbide - an inferior silicon carbide found in static face inserts
  • RISK Unwanted chemical reactions and part corrosion can occur

  • Using gasket material for an O-ring - a non-OEM O-ring "re-design" uses PTFE gasket material instead of standard O-ring material
  • RISK: The PTFE gasket material in an O-ring will result in O-ring compression, and eventually cause a leak

  • Incorrectly sized O-ring - a non-OEM manufacturer's O-ring cross-section measured 3.41-3.46 mm below tolerance
  • RISK: The poor O-ring seal can cause excessive leakage

  • Inconsistent coil spring diameter - the coil spring inner diameter was too tight in one or more areas
  • RISK: Excessive spring stress, resulting in leakage

Need more details? Read the "Sealing the deal" case story listed below.




More and more non-OEM parts have deceptive packaging, which leads to the uncertainty of knowing whether your process it truly safe from product contamination or product loss with non-OEM parts.

The only way to ensure your stocked or installed Alfa Laval original equipment is safe and reliable, is when genuine Alfa Laval parts are in place.

  • Look for the Alfa Laval logo on every bag, box and part
  • Ensure the Alfa Laval name and trademark, with the words "Genuine Parts" are printed on pump seal parts
  • Review the packing list to ensure that part is genuine
  • Inspect the part number printed on each bag or box

Clement Larsen-Ledet

Global Business Manager, Service


+45 28955790

Mark Ream

USA Business Development Manager, Service

+1 262 605 2618