Optimize your gasketed plate heat exchanger for the future
A gasketed plate heat exchanger is a stationary piece of equipment without any moving parts, but they still require routine maintenance to optimize performance - just like any other critical process equipment in your production facility. However, heat exchanger maintenance intervals can vary widely, depending on various factors, such as: media, temperature and pressure. Which is why it is important to assess the performance of your gasketed plate heat exchanger.
Alfa Laval Visual Condition Assessment will give you a quick overview of the state of your gasketed plate heat exchangers. You will gain insights about the actual condition of your equipment its detailed mechanical condition, need of repair and remaining gasket lifetime prediction.
We will also provide you with a report, containing:
- Unit data including any changes and adaptations
- Pictures and description of problem areas
- Thermal image of your unit with an interpretation
- Our summarized findings and recommendations
With a Visual Condition Assessment we work closely with you to identify and resolve any issues that require attention. Using a thermal imaging camera enables us to evaluate the thermal performance and make recommendations to maintain your heat exchangers in top operating condition based on our findings and analysis. With our recommendations you can plan the maintenance at your convenience and Alfa Laval can give safety advice on the spot.
What do you get from a VCA done by us?
Detailed report with thermal image and recommendations of each GPHE
After our visit we will provide you with a detailed report for each unit we have assessed. The report will contain thermal image as well as other relevant images, heat exchanger data and our observations and recommendations for optimal performance.
Fast execution - no need to open the units
VCA is best done with the unit in operation. This enables us to make a thermal image. Each unit is typically assessed in less than 5 minutes depending on size and accessibility.
Notifications of potential safety and performance issues
Safety is on the top of our agenda in Alfa Laval. All our service technicians are trained to work in a safe manner, and they will let you know if they see any safety issues around your heat exchangers. Heat exchanger performance will be assessed based on the thermal image as well as on information received from you. You can discuss performance with our service technician directly in front of your plate heat exchanger.
Get short- and long-term maintenance recommendations
Based on our findings and dialog with you, we can provide you short- and long-term maintenance recommendations. This will enable you to plan maintenance and prioritize activities.
Plan maintenance activities based on our findings
Most of our customers prefer planned maintenance over break-down repairs which are always inconvenient. Our findings and heat exchanger expertise will enable us to help you in prioritizing maintenance activities and choosing what to do now and what can be postponed.
Vi får effektiviteten til å vare i flere tiår
Å holde varmevekslerne dine i god stand kan utgjøre en stor forskjell i lønnsomheten. Utstyrsproblemer kan ikke bare resultere i uplanlagt nedetid og produksjonstap, men en reduksjon i termisk effektivitet forårsaket av mangel på vedlikehold kan også påvirke produktkvaliteten og øke driftskostnadene.
Vi har ekspertisen til å hjelpe deg hvis du opplever et problem i dag, ønsker å forhindre fremtidige problemer eller ønsker å løse problemet selv med vår online feilsøking.
Service for å optimalisere energieffektiviteten
Hvert år fører antall varmevekslere vi vedlikeholder for å optimalisere energieffektivitet til at våre kunders kapasitetsbehov reduseres med 50 GW. Det er mengden energi som kan genereres av 10 000 vindturbiner i samme tidsramme.
I CO2-utslipp tilsvarer 50 GW en reduksjon på 25 millioner tonn i vårt globale fotavtrykk, eller CO2-utslippet fra byen London hvert år.
Tenk deg hva vi kunne oppnå hvis verdens industrier regelmessig utførte vedlikehold på platevarmevekslere for å optimalisere varmeoverføringseffektiviteten.