Alfa Laval Heat Exchangers

Alfa Laval Heat Exchangers

Process Equipment Company is pleased to announce new representation for Alfa Laval Heat Exchangers in the Southern California Industrial Market. Alfa Laval is a world leader in key technology areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Founded on a single brilliant invention, innovation remains at the heart of everything they do. With more than 2000 patents, Alfa Laval provides worldwide solutions in areas that are vital to society both today and for the future.

Industries Served

The world is increasingly focused on saving energy and protecting the environment. Alfa Laval is committed to those goals. Alfa Laval’s products are used extensively throughout almost any industry including the manufacturing of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar, and ethanol. Other industries include nuclear power, water treatment, as well as in comfort and marine applications. In addition, Alfa Laval is commonly found in the engineering sector, mining industry and refinery sector. Whether its recovering heat from a chemical process, cooling a building, or keeping water out of fuel on a ship’s engines, Alfa Laval optimizes the performance of its customers’ processes. Time and time again.


Alfa Laval offers many types and variations of heat exchangers but the two primary designs are tubular and plate heat exchangers. Variations of each are noted below.

  • Tubular Heat Exchangers
    • Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger
  • Plate Heat Exchangers
    • Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger
    • Fusion-Bonded Plate Heat Exchanger
    • Gasketed Plate-and-Frame Heat Exchanger
    • Welded Plate-and-Block Heat Exchanger
    • Welded Plate-and-Frame Heat Exchanger
    • Welded Plate-and-Shell Heat Exchanger
    • Welded Spiral Heat Exchanger

Gasketed Plate-and–Frame Heat Exchanger

The Alfa Laval industrial line of plate heat exchangers uses heat transfer plates fitted with gaskets that seal off each channel from the next, and direct the fluids into alternate channels. This type of plate heat exchanger is used throughout industry as standard equipment for efficient heating, cooling, heat recovery, condensation and evaporation.

Alfa Laval Gasketed Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger (GPHE)

These Alfa Laval units are notable for:

  • High thermal efficiency for effective heat transfer
  • Compact design resulting in small quantities of materials used for heat transfer surfaces
  • Low installation cost
  • Easy dismantling and easy, rapid cleaning
  • High performance with low hold-up volume
  • Versatile, modular design
  • Environmentally efficient

Welded Spiral Heat Exchanger

Alfa Laval Welded Spiral Heat Exchanger

The Alfa Laval Spiral Heat Exchanger (SHE)is suitable for a wide variety of process applications – particularly when one or both fluids contain fibers or solids. The self-cleaning features inherent in the design give unparalleled uptime between service intervals and quick and easy service turn-around. The SHE is a problem solver for your most fouling and plugging applications, with channel spacing up to 2.75” and a robust pressure and temperature capability making it useful in applications where other heat exchangers are ineffective. The SHE has several configurations which allow it to be used in liquid/liquid as well as 2-phase applications.

Alfa Laval Welded Spiral Heat Exchanger internal visual showing hot and cold flows

For more information, contact your local Process Equipment Company Sales Engineer.

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