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Gasketed Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers


The first commercially successful plate and frame heat exchanger was introduced in 1923 by Aluminum Plant and Vessel Company Ltd., which became known as APV. We have evolved and grown over the years to better meet the changing needs of our customers and their industries. Our vision for the future is rooted in a long standing tradition of excellence and commitment to progress. We strive to offer the customer the highest quality products and services today, tomorrow and beyond.


Gasketed Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger Features:
  • Efficient operation with up to 98% heat recovery or regeneration
  • Low liquid hold-up enables faster reaction times to change in process
  • Fluids flow counter-current to each other between the parallel passages in each pass
  • Lower hold-up volume minimizes the amount of product required for flooding, reduces usage of high cost service fluids and improves thermal reaction times
  • Reduced capital costs and installation expenses
  • High energy recovery reduces energy costs
  • Efficient design of heat transfer area reduces fouling caused by debris and dirt
  • Simplified cleaning and plate accessibility
  • Designed for use of effective CIP, removing chemical films or scaling deposits
  • Full access to both sides of the heat-transfer surface for inspection, maintenance, and cleaning
  • Access is readily accomplished within the installed space of the unit
  • Modular design enables expansion of your heat exchanger as process requirements grow
  • Handles multiple duties and fluid streams in a single unit
  • Easily reconfigured to meet changing process needs
  • Wide variety of sizes and style ensuring optimal solutions for your applications