Plate Heat Exchanger Servicing Centre
The de-bonding of old gaskets using a specially controlled oven ensures against any structural damage that can occur using other methods. AKS’s oven raises the temperature steadily until it reaches the desired temperature when the adhesive becomes tacky allowing the gasket to be easily removed.
A series of chemical tanks are used to clean multiple plates at a time. A bio-degradable chemical is used for the removal of rust, steam deposits and organic products. A hot caustic bath, heated to 90° C is used to remove fatty acids, oils, non-organic matter and excess adhesive.
Crack detection is one of the highest priorities, AKS use a dye penetration which is used in a dark room under ultra-violet light and gives the best possible indication of any cracks in the plate.
Failed plates are scrapped and replaced with the manufacturers genuine parts.
REGASKETING & OVEN CURING
AKS only use quality gaskets and recommended adhesives or clip-on gaskets. After being checked for alignment the plates, which can be up to 500 in number, are held in a jig and oven cured. After curing each plate is once again checked for alignment and to make sure there is no excess adhesive.
Plate Heat Exchanger coverage in all European Ports & Cities
SW/FW Alfa-Laval M30 PHE stripped with plates sent to AKS for full service & re-gasketing.
Main Engine Lub Oil Cooler PHE with exchange plate pack fitted during Dry Docking.
Plate Heat Exchanger Spares & Completes
An extensive range of plates and gaskets are available for most popular plate heat exchangers, Complete gaskets sets in a variety of materials for Alfa-Laval, APV, Fisher, GEA, Hisaka, HRS, Schmidt, SWEP, Sondex, Tranter, Vicrab
DIRECT REPLACEMENT UNITS
Complete Brazzed & gasketed plate heat exchanges available .
A full range of exchange units available subject to availability all can incorporate third party certification
DIRECT REPLACEMENT Plate Packs
Complete replacement PHE Plate Packs for most makes and models including Alfa-Laval, APV, Tranter, Hisarka, GEA and many more,in all materials, Titanium, Stainless Steel 304 & 316 with NBR, HNBR, EPDM & Viton Gaskets.