Plate Heat Exchanger Servicing
AKS Heat Transfer provides specialist servicing for all types of plate heat exchanger. Whether your heat exchanger needs a general service, a specialist repair, clean or replacement parts, we have the knowledge, tools, parts and expertise to assist you.
Do you need emergency breakdown assistance or have a general enquiry about your plate heat exchanger?
Inspection, Servicing & Cleaning
We offer complete servicing for plate heat exchangers. We start by providing an inspection, report and quotation. Our service is then followed by a pressure test and the issue of a works test certificate or third-party inspection certificate if required. Contact us with your enquiries.
We provide a gasket de-bonding service using various methods depending on the application.
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 is used to remove fatty acids, oils, non-organic matter and excess adhesive.
Crack detection is one of the highest priorities. AKS uses 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.
Re-Gasketting & 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.
An extensive range of plates and gaskets are available for most popular plate heat exchangers. Complete gasket sets in a variety of materials for Alfa-Laval, APV, Fisher, GEA, Hisaka, HRS, Schmidt, SWEP, Sondex, Tranter and Vicrab.
Direct Replacement Units
Complete brazed and gasketted plate heat exchangers are available. A full range of exchange units are available subject to availability, all with third party certification if required.
Direct Replacement Plate Packs
Complete replacement PHE Plate Packs for most makes and models are available, including Alfa-Laval, APV, Tranter, Hisarka, GEA and many more. These are available in all materials, including titanium, stainless steel 304 & 316 with NBR, HNBR, EPDM & Viton Gaskets.