Thanks to its unique plate geometry, the TS6 steam heat exchanger is thermally optimized for steam condensation duties. This makes it useful not only for heating water but also for heating clean-in-place (CIP) solution by means of steam and other heating and cooling applications.
Alfa Laval’s TS6 steam heat exchanger is easy to modify by adding or removing plates to accommodate future process changes. The stainless steel frames are 3-A compliant and have ASME coded paint.
Alfa Laval’s TS6 gaskets plate-and-frame heat exchanger is designed to heat water or CIP solutions by means of steam. It also performs general heating and cooling duties.
Channels are formed between the plates and the corner ports are arranged so that the two media flow through alternate channels. The heat is transferred through the plate between the channels, and complete counter-current flow is created for highest possible efficiency. The corrugation of the plates provides the passage between the plates, supports each plate against the adjacent one, and enhances the turbulence, resulting in efficient heat transfer.
The plate heat exchanger consists of a pack of corrugated metal plates with portholes for the passage of the two fluids between which heat transfer will take place.
The plate pack is assembled between a fixed frame plate and a movable pressure plate and compressed by tightening bolts. The plates are fitted with a gasket which seals the interplate channel and directs the fluids into alternate channels. The number of plates is determined by the flow rate, physical properties of the fluids, pressure drop, and temperature program. The plate corrugations promote fluid turbulence and support the plates against differential pressure.
The plate and the pressure plate are suspended from an upper carrying bar and positioned with a lower guiding bar, both of which are fixed to a support column.
Connections are located in the frame plate, or, if either or both fluids make more than a single pass within the unit, in the frame and pressure plate.
|Plates||316 stainless steel, titanium|
|Gaskets||Nitrile-FDA, EPDM or EPDM-FDA, Viton® Clip-on design|
|Frame||Epoxy Painted Steel frame and pressure plate (standard)316 stainless steel frame and pressure plate (optional)|
|ANSI||3 inch, class 150 flange|
|Liquid Flow Rate||Up to 300 gpm*|
|Water Heating by Steam||600 – 6,100 kBtu/H|
|Mechanical Design Pressure, Temperature||FG – 207 psi @ 482º
FFD – 300 psi @ 482ºF
|Maximum Heat Transfer Surface||140 ft²|
*flow rate depends on media, permitted pressure drop, and temperature program