A plate heat exchanger for heat treatment of food products in a processing line
Up to 100,000 l/h
Food products from low to high viscosity, with fibres up to max 5mm.
Gaskets are used to tighten the plates of the heat exchangers. Tetra Pak®'s clip-on gaskets have robust T-clip design, and are easy to remove and reassemble. They also have specific features to enhance safety, such as a safety groove in the seal chamber. Should a leakage occur anywhere on the gasket, it is visible from the outside of the unit, thereby preventing the risk of cross contamination between product and media.
The connections in Tetra Pak®'s Plate Heat Exchangers are bolted rather than welded to the connection plates, which make it easy to adapt and rebuild units for different capacities and products.
The tall and narrow shape of the heat exchangers' plates, the surface pattern, and the size of the portholes where the product enters are all specially designed for food processing. Together they enable an even product flow, an even product distribution over the entire plate and an efficient, even heat transfer. This design has no low-velocity areas, which reduces fouling and thus enables longer production runs. Even flow rates also make cleaning more effective, and therefore faster.