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    You need to put quality and reliability in an economic context. It’s about how to make processes more efficient, while saving energy. About how optimized performance gives you the best operating economy. And about how to minimize impact on the environment and climate change.

    Above all it is tackling the need to build long life into equipment to minimize total cost of ownership and maximize profitability. Why governs how.

    These are the insights we use to build our gasketed plate heat exchangers. Take a closer look behind the surface. There’s more to see than what meets the eye – actually there’s a whole story to tell.

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  • Products in focus

    State-of-the-art gasketed plate heat exchangers

    Alfa Laval TK20 ›
    Suitable for refrigeration applications with high efficiency demands. Optimized for thermosiphon duties with ammonia.

    Alfa Laval T8 ›
    Suitable for HVAC, utility and marine applications with flow capacity up to 30 kg/s

    Alfa Laval T35 and TS35 ›
    Suitable for HVAC and marine applications to tough process applications with flow capacity up to 650 kg/s

    Alfa Laval BaseLine ›
    Alfa Laval BaseLine is the standard range of heat exchangers used in dairy, food, beverage and other hygienic applications

    Alfa Laval FrontLine ›
    Alfa Laval FrontLine is the premium range of heat exchangers used in dairy, food, beverage and other hygienic applications

  • Alfa Laval TK20

     

     

    The new Alfa Laval TK20 semi-welded gasketed plate heat exchanger is optimized to deliver the best in performance and reliability for heating and cooling of aggressive media. With its compact and leakage-proof design, flexible configuration and high serviceability, it is the optimal solution for applications where high efficiency is key.

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    High energy efficiency
    With its new innovative plate design, the Alfa Laval TK20 provides superior flow distribution across the entire plate surface. Compared to a traditional plate design, the TK20 also maintains a low-pressure drop in the distribution area while enabling high-pressure drop for heat transfer. This results in improved heat transfer and higher energy efficiency thanks to the elimination of stagnant zones and reduced risk of fouling.

    Compact size
    Thanks to compact design combined with new plate design and big port connections, Alfa Laval TK20 is optimized for high capacity installations in small spaces.

    Complete range
    Alfa Laval offers a complete range of semi-welded gasketed plate heat exchangers for today’s demands in the refrigeration industry: Energy efficiency, lower approach (i.e. higher evaporating temperature) and operation with low delta temperatures/high flows.

    Easy and safe maintenance
    A new gasket design provides easy and cost effective maintenance. The frame is equipped with features that support the unit and secure safe opening and closing during service.

    Alfa Laval RefTight™
    With the unique sealing system Alfa Laval RefTight™ for semi-welded gasketed plate heat exchangers the weld is positioned separately outside the ring formed gasket groove area. The separate ring formed gasket groove ensures equal sealing force over the whole port hole gasket. That guarantees high performance through the welded channel. The sealing properties are further improved by a fully supported ring gasket groove.

    Key benefits:
    – Enhanced performance in high pressure and high temperature applications.
    – High performance over the welded channel.
    – Extended gasket lifetime.

    Alfa Laval CurveFlow™ distribution area
    The new design of the distribution area in TK20 means superior flow distribution and more usage of the main heat transfer area. This results in a number of benefits for the different applications:
    – Increased energy efficiency gives more kW per m² plate surface.
    – A more compact heat exchanger while fewer plates needed.
    – Better flow distribution reduces the risk of fouling build up.
    – Reduced maintenance costs – fewer plates mean faster cleaning and lower cost for spares.

    Alfa Laval ClipGrip™ gaskets
    Glue-free gaskets for fast and completely glue-free mounting thanks to new Alfa Laval ClipGrip™. Based on the innovative fastening design, gaskets stay in place during maintenance while reducing consumption of spare parts and additional time for re-gasketing.

    Alfa Laval TK20 – the new semi-welded gasketed plate heat exchanger for all main refrigeration applications where high efficiency is key:

    – Evaporators
    – Condensers
    – Desuperheaters
    – Cascade duties
    – Economizers/subcoolers

  • Alfa Laval T8

     

     

    The new Alfa Laval T8 gasketed plate heat exchanger is designed to meet the highest expectations when it comes to energy efficiency, compactness and reliable performance. With its innovative design and simplicity it brings you the best of Alfa Laval’s 80 years of knowledge in gasketed plate heat exchangers.

    Find an Alfa Laval distribution partner in your country:

    Australia Belgium Canada India Netherlands United-Arab-Emirates United-Kingdom United-States

    Our partners provide product expertize and excellent service and will help you with purchasing the Alfa Laval T8.

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    High energy efficiency
    With its new innovative plate design, the Alfa Laval T8 provides superior flow distribution across the entire plate surface. Compared to a traditional plate design, the T8 also maintains a low-pressure drop in the distribution area while enabling high-pressure drop for heat transfer. This results in improved heat transfer and higher energy efficiency thanks to the elimination of stagnant zones and reduced risk of fouling.

    Compact size
    The compact design of the Alfa Laval T8, less than 1m in height, makes it easy to fit compact spaces. It comes equipped with all features needed for easy installation and quick start-up.

    Reliable performance over time
    Depending on fluid types, pressures and temperatures, the Alfa Laval T8 is tailored to meet highest expectations on performance and lifetime. Alfa Laval T8 is also available as an AHRI performance certified version called Alfa Laval AQ3. The performance certification is according to AHRI Standard 400 and is verified in the AHRI Liquid to Liquid Heat Exchanger certification program, LLHE.

    Easy and safe maintenance
    A new gasket and plate pack alignment design provides easy and cost effective maintenance. The frame is equipped with features that support the unit and secure safe opening and closing during service.

     

     

     

     

     

    Alfa Laval CurveFlow™ distribution area
    The new design of the distribution area in T8 means superior flow distribution and more of the available pressure drop over the main heat transfer area. This results in a number of benefits:

    – A more compact heat exchanger – less plates needed.

    – Increased energy efficiency – better flow distribution reduces the risk of fouling build up, reducing the need for increased pumping power to compensate for higher pressure drop.

    – Reduced maintenance costs – fewer plates mean faster cleaning and low cost for spares.

    Alfa Laval ClipGrip™ gaskets
    Glue-free gaskets for fast and completely glue-free mounting thanks to new Alfa Laval ClipGrip™. Based on the innovative fastening design, gaskets stay in place during maintenance while reducing consumption of spare parts and additional time for re-gasketing.

    Perpendicular corner guiding
    The new corner guiding design ensures that the plate pack is perfectly aligned independent of the number of plates. A perfect alignment ensures a reliable performance of the heat exchanger and faster closing of the unit after service.

    Alfa Laval T8 – a new medium-sized compact heat exchanger for heating and cooling applications:

    – HVAC
    – fluid power
    – metal working
    – marine
    – power generation
    – general manufacturing
    – general utility cooling
    – engine cooling
    – semi-conductor industry

  • Alfa Laval T35 and TS35

     

     

    The new Alfa Laval heat exchangers are designed to stretch the limits of what is possible with heat transfer. Alfa Laval T35 and the smaller TS35 consist of eight patents and several innovations and they are designed for high productivity to a low life time cost.

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    Low maintenance costs and increased uptime
    With its highly uniform flow distribution, the T35 and TS35 eliminate stagnant zones and reduce fouling. The intervals between cleaning are therefore longer, which means more uptime and low costs for labour, cleaning fluid and spare parts.

    High heat transfer efficiency
    With its patented plate pattern, the Alfa Laval T35 and TS35 provide superior flow distribution across the entire plate surface and maintains a low pressure drop in the distribution area, making use of a greater portion of the available pressure drop of heat transfer.

    Reduced investment costs
    Upfront investment costs of the T35 and TS35 with their innovative platform and patented plate design are considerably lower than comparable solutions using conventional plates.

    Compact size and easy capacity expansion
    Two different plate and frame sizes offer greater flexibility, enabling the T35 and TS35 perfect fit to the available installation space. This reduce costs and makes it possible to expand capacity in limited space.

     

     

     

     

     

    There are a number of unique innovations – and eight patents – in T35 and TS35:

    Alfa Laval CurveFlow™ distribution area
    The new design of the distribution area make T35 and TS35 less prone to fouling. Less fouling reduces the number of cleanings per year and make substantial savings. The required heat transfer area in a T35 and TS35 is smaller than in other heat exchangers thanks to the superior flow distribution and higher available pressure drop over the main heat transfer area that results in:

    – A more compact heat exchanger – easy to install in almost any available space, requiring a minimum of support structures.

    – Reduced maintenance costs – fewer plates mean faster cleaning and low costs for spares.

    – Reduced investments costs, especially when exotic materials such as titanium or nickel alloys are required.

    Alfa Laval ClipGrip gaskets
    The new ClipGrip™ glue-free gaskets offer fast and completely glue-free mounting. They reduce spare parts consumption and time for re-gasketing significantly.

    Gaskets are chosen according to operating conditions – Both glued and ClipGrip™ gaskets are available with different profiles. Choosing profile according to operating conditions maximizes gasket lifetime and reliability, which means you save on spare parts and labour costs.

    Swing Foot
    One of several features that make opening and servicing a T35 and TS35 fast and easy.

    The Alfa Laval T35 and TS35 are used in many different applications from basic water-to-water duties to tough applications with high temperatures, aggressive media and high pressure. It is targeting many industries such as:

    – ethanol
    – fertilizers
    – HVAC
    – marine
    – mineral processing
    – petrochemicals
    – power
    – renewable energy
    – steel
    – sugar

  • Features and benefits

    There’s more to it than what meets the eye. Discover ‘how’ we do it – apply advanced engineering skills that you can turn into a competitive advantage for your business.

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The worldwide thirst for commercial beverages continues to grow – soft drinks, juices, bottled waters, coffee, tea, beer, cider, wines, etc. Successful beverage production requires getting the most out of raw materials and maintaining desired end-product characteristics through safe, cost-effective and sustainable multi-stage processing. Alfa Laval supplies equipment, modules and complete processing lines configured to meet the specific requirements of individual beverage producers and breweries.
Producing complex protein-based drugs is an important and fast-growing sector for the biopharmaceutical industry. Manufacturing viral vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, glycoproteins, therapeutics and other drugs requires purpose-built systems for gentle but efficient fermentation, harvesting and purification. Successful production requires hygienic equipment that handles cells gently, eliminates the risk of contamination and maximizes yield.
In chemical processing it is important that you can rely on your equipment and use products that enable an energy efficient process solution. Our gasketed plate heat exchangers have unique plate design and features to facilitate easy and safe maintenance which make them an excellent fit for the tough duties in chemical applications. See some of the features that give you reliable operation over time.
Alfa Laval is well equipped to provide the optimal components required for many different dairy applications. Our changing world means enormous potential for the dairy industry in the years to come. The key to capturing the opportunities is a clear understanding of regional and global trends. Alfa Laval's comprehensive range of innovative hygienic components are key building blocks in dairy processes. Our ongoing mission is to secure hygienic conditions and optimize dairy production.
Manufacturers of food, soy-based, oils and meat products count on Alfa Laval processing technologies to stay on the pulse of their markets. Whatever the food application, our food processing equipment, modules and complete processing lines enable the supply of products to consumers at competitive prices – while maintaining the highest levels of hygiene and desired taste qualities.
Makers of surface care, air care, and toilet care products must meet growing consumer demand for new, improved and green home care products. The challenge? Doing more using less. Getting the most out of raw materials using less energy and water while maintaining end-product characteristics requires process knowledge as well as the right technologies and equipment.
In the HVAC industry you need compact and easy-to-install equipment that ensures high efficiency and low maintenance costs. Alfa Laval gasketed plate heat exchangers are energy efficient and best-in-class thanks to unique, optimized features. Our products guarantee you reliable operation and performance. We have a full range of performance certified heat exchangers that give you full investment value and peace of mind in your operations. See some of our features that help you reduce your lifetime operating costs significantly.
Uptime is crucial onboard a ship. Alfa Laval gasketed plate heat exchangers are built to endure the toughest conditions at sea giving longer uptime. Their unique features facilitate maintenance and minimize the risk of damages during opening and closing. See some of the features that give you maximized uptime and more profitable operation over time.
In the demanding oil & gas industry, Alfa Laval’s unique gasketed plate heat exchangers contribute to safe and durable processes. They have features that increase the safety level during maintenance in constrained spaces off shore – without adding time consuming procedures. Add to this our product and process expertise and you are guaranteed to get the most out of your equipment. See some of the features that give you a safer, more profitable operation over time.
Demand for skin care and hair care products, cosmetics, deodorants, toothpastes and more continues to grow. Safe hygienic and cost effective manufacturing of personal care products requires getting the most out of raw materials and ensuring repeatable and reliable processes while safeguarding product quality.
Bringing a drug or a vaccine to market requires cutting-edge technologies. To succeed, pharmaceutical manufacturers demand efficient, hygienic equipment that delivers continuous processes and sustainable performance – scalable from pilot to full-scale production.
Power plants feature several major systems and subsystems where liquid and gas flows must be cooled and heated efficiently and reliably. Alfa Laval's state of the art gasketed plate heat exchangers make this possible. Our comprehensive range features exceptional performance and minimum energy usage, providing trouble-free and profitable operation over time, and helping reduce the environmental impact of these mission-critical processes. See some of the features that bring you peace of mind in your daily business.
Refrigeration and air-conditioning consume a lot of energy. Therefore, it is essential that technical solutions economize on the use of energy and fulfil their mission at the same time. All our products and solutions are ready for today's challenges and the demands of tomorrow without compromising quality and efficiency. Read more about our features ensuring extended gasket lifetime and enhanced performance in high pressure applications while extending service intervals and reducing maintenance costs.
Some sugar applications require frequent cleaning. Alfa Laval’s unique features facilitate maintenance and minimize the risk of damaging the plates and frame during opening and closing. In addition the alignment system aligns each plate and each gasket for maximum sealing strength. See some of the features that give you a reliable and easy operation over time.
Today’s challenge in Utility applications is to transport and transfer energy in the most efficient way possible while minimizing total cost of ownership. Alfa Laval gasketed plate heat exchangers are energy efficient and best-in-class thanks to unique, optimized features. Our products guarantee you reliable operation and performance. See some of our features that help you reduce your lifetime operating costs significantly.
  • Cases

    There’s more here than meets the eye. Discover ‘how’ we do it – apply advanced engineering skill that you can turn into a competitive advantage for your business.

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  • Record breaking tower

    United Arab Emirates | Dubai
    HVAC
  • Heating and cooling Europe’s tallest buildings

    Russia | Moscow
    HVAC
  • Running water at the South Pole

    The Antarctic
    HVAC
  • Oil at great depths

    Brazil | Rio. Watch the movie
    Oil & Gas
  • Tap water triumph

    Pakistan | Karachi. Watch the movie
    Power
  • Cooling naturally

    Denmark | Copenhagen
    HVAC
  • Powering the highest towers. One Bryant Park

    USA | New York
    HVAC
  • Boosting evaporation capacity at a sugar mill

    Australia | Gordonvale
    Sugar
  • Double-wall, double safety at MDI plant

    China | Shanghai
    Chemicals
  • Renewable natural gas

    The Netherlands | Groningen
    Oil & Gas
  • M30 titanium exchange plate packs save time and money

    USA | Los Angeles
    Marine
  • AlfaCheck and Cleaning In Place (CIP) deliver efficiency

    Italy | Sponti sul Mincio
    Power
  • The art of energy efficiency

    Sweden | Lund
    Refrigeration
  • Better and safer ice hockey rinks

    Canada | Montreal
    Refrigeration
  • From micro brew to market leader

    Germany
    Brewery
  • A boost for the planet and the bottom line

    Netherlands
    Home care
  • Balancing the perfect flavour

    Morocco
    Food
  • Premium hygiene for premium cheese

    Czech
    Dairy
  • WideStream makes the juices flow

    Marli, Turku | Finland
    Beverage
  • Handling aggressive foods with modern tech

    Morita, Tokoname | Japan
    Food
  • Gourmet powder

    Nagoya | Japan
    Food
  • Service

    With Alfa Laval Service, enjoy total peace of mind for the entire lifetime of your equipment.
    When you choose the best equipment on the market, you should choose the best service and support to go along with them. Only then can you be sure that your processes move along smoothly, delivering the uptime you have come to expect of Alfa Laval equipment.

    Exactly the services you need
    To keep your equipment in top working condition, Alfa Laval offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including gaskets and plates, reconditioning, cleaning services, troubleshooting and much more. We have a global presence of sales channels that are working on our behalf taking care of you too.

    Alfa Laval Service Centers
    By choosing Alfa Laval you are choosing the perfect long-term partner for your daily operations. Our service centers are spread around the globe to ensure that you will find one close to you. Our service centers will recondition your equipment to your needs.

    Alfa Laval Field Service
    With more than 100 years of experience from Heat Exchangers, Alfa Laval Service Engineers around the world are equipped with competence and the most advance troubleshooting techniques.