How Plate & Frame Heat Exchangers Work

Plate & Frame Heat Exchanger Service - Cleaning | Repair | Testing

  • plate_01Universal Heat Transfer Products is the complete heat exchanger service system, including frames and individual plate packs.
  • Industry trained T.S.S.A. certified service technicians are available to disassemble and re-assemble heat exchangers at your facility.
  • We carry over 5 million dollars of liability insurance. While in our possession your temperature transfer equipment is fully insured.
  • With over 30 years of experience, and over half a million plates cleaned yearly, we have the expertise to service your heat exchangers.

Standard Heat Exchanger Service Package

  • Initial plate inspection
  • Plate identification tagging / login
  • Submerge plates in a heated bath of phosphoric acid

Depending on the severity of the fouling and scaling on the plates, this process may need to be repeated a number of times.

  • High pressure clean to remove remaining debris and gaskets
  • Apply a white dye to one side of the plate and a red dye to the opposite side. If a pin hole or crack is present the red dye will migrate through the plate and show up on the white dye.
  • Notify customer of any plates that have failed this dye test
  • Apply glue, supply new gasket and install
  • Heat cures glue in oven.
  • Final inspection

If a complete plate & frame has been sent, Universal Heat Transfer Products will assemble the unit and pressure test to O.E.M. specifications.


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