Loss of production due to shutdown is comparatively high compared to the heat exchanger maintenance/cleaning.
NCIndustrial is an industry leader when it comes to servicing all makes and models of heat exchanger plates and frame heat exchangers. Our years of experience have developed an efficient process of cleaning, inspecting, and replacing gaskets allowing us to offer quick turnarounds every time.
Signals indicating time for cleaning:
- Incorrect product temperatures for cooling or heating in the heat exchanger may be due to gaskets failure or inclusions/fouling
- Pressure variations due to fouling or gasket failure
Once NCI receives your heat exchanger plates, all gaskets are removed while descaling the sealing surface for grease, soil, or gasket residue, and soaking the plates in an acid bath. After a proper amount of time the plates are rinsed, then inspected with a black light for flaws and pinholes. Upon passing inspection, new gaskets are attached to each plate and perform a heat treatment to set the gasket according to the manufacturers’ instruction. Finally, the plates are assembled into the plate pack order according to the drawings for the heat exchanger frame.
NCI stocks and supplies gaskets for all makes and models of heat exchangers including but not limited to:
- ALFA LAVAL
- APV ARSOPI/KAPP
- BELL & GOSSETT
- KRASHING Ing
- TETRA PAK
As an OEM of proprietary lines of regasketed plate heat exchangers, we realize the importance of using the appropriate materials and methods to increase your heat exchangers’ dependability. Our regasketing processes maintain precise standards in heat exchanger repair. NCI’s team is dedicated to each model, gasket type, and a bonding agent. We follow a rigorous practice before and after the gasket is applied to the plate to verify proper adhesion, alignment, and function.
Typically, customers with larger plate heat exchangers choose to gasket existing plate packs to save downtime and labor. This is accomplished through a spare plate pack, which is exchanged periodically per the maintenance schedule.
NCIndustrial supplies a wide variety of gaskets for Heat Exchangers in various materials for many industries, including power generation, HVAC, food and beverage, chemical, pulp and paper, refrigeration, metals, and mining. NCIndustrial makes constant efforts in research and development to provide you with the product solutions appropriate to your needs.
Repair refers to services performed to the plate heat exchanger frame and includes inspection, refurbishment, replacement of connection linings, and replacement of bolts, or other frame parts.