Alfa Laval Industrial semi-welded line is used when gaskets are not suitable for one of the process media. Also, the semi-welded line can take a higher design pressure compared to fully gasketed plate-and-frame heat exchangers.
Unique sealing system
Alfa Laval Industrial semi-welded line handles most refrigerants and is particularly suitable for applications involving ammonia. Semi-welded heat exchangers are used in both organic and inorganic chemical processing when the chemicals involved limit the selection of gaskets that can be used or when the required design pressure makes fully gasketed plate-and-frame heat exchangers insufficient.
The media passes through the welded channel facing the ring gasket sealing between the laser welded cassettes. Alfa Laval semi-welded heat exchangers employ the Alfa Laval RefTight™, a unique sealing system which guarantees high performance by positioning the laser weld on the outside of the ring gasket groove. The smooth ring gasket grove ensures equal sealing force over the entire porthole gasket.
Equipped with well-designed features, Alfa Laval Industrial semi-welded line of heat exchangers are easy to maintain and have a long service life. Some of the features available include:
- ClipGrip™ gasket– a glue free gasket with superior alignment that ensures a perfect seal and trouble-free maintenance.
- Alfa Laval RefTight™– a unique gasket groove design with maximum gasket support and minimum gasket contact.
- CurveFlow™ distribution area– ensures full use of the heat transfer area and minimizes fouling.