Easy on the crew
- Solid multiple handles, make it easy to handle during maintenance
- Low complexity - everyone should succeed in performing routine maintenance
- Fast to clean
- Few wear parts
Easy on the budget
- Time saved for cleaning and maintenance (Up to 90%) - cost saved
- Cost saved for less spareparts
Front and back plates
- The front and back plates have similar functionality as for PHE.
- Process connections are flanged; similar to traditional PHE. This makes installation of the Pleat heat exchangers predictable and easy, and also any replacement of existing PHE.
- A variety of flange connections can be provided on request.
- As for PHE, threaded bars are used for pre-tensioning. The threaded bars do not have to be as long as for PHE, because of the less number of gaskets.
- As with PHE, the end plates are completely isolated from the process fluids by a rubber plate/ flange gasket. Towards these the plates, the elements use a low service gasket, and between the elements a high service gasket. The gaskets are of a generous size and easy to handle.
- The elements are first positioned on the lower support bar when put onto it.
- Then, the elements are tilted to vertical position, where the first and last elements' guide pins correspond to machined grooves in the end plates.
- The following elements are entered in same way, and further positioned and held in place by pushing it into positio against the previous element.