Plate heat exchangers consist of a series of stainless steel (or other material) plates mounted in a frame and supported by a carrying bar at the top and a guide bar at the bottom. The frame is made up of a fixed end and a movable end, and is compressed by means of tightening bolts.
The plates are made of stainless steel and designed to achieve a perfect distribution of the product over the whole of the heat transfer surface. Mechanically fixed gaskets are used to obtain a perfect separation and spacing between the plates.
Depending on the heat exchanger model, the frame material can be AISI 304 stainless steel (models I7, I9 and I26), or painted carbon steel (model I13).
FDA certification for gaskets upon request.