This equipment, like so many exchangers we received throughout the year, needed to be maintained.
By performing the proper cleaning and maintenance, we can ensure the perfect functioning of the equipment. With this we manage to increase the speed of circulation creating a flow that reduces the risk of fouling while optimizing heat exchange; in such a way that the fluid will reach 100% of its temperature at the end of the path of each plate.
To proceed with its cleaning, the first thing we do is the disassembly, always taking as a reference the interior measurement of these, and thus be able to give it the same torque in its final assembly.
Once disassembled, all the plates are individualized to pre-wash them with water at high temperature.
In the previous images, you can see the dirt embedded in the equipment plates. These plates are subjected to an ultrasonic cavitation process in which continuous depressions and over-pressures are formed that appear and disappear in the liquid, producing a micro brushing and managing to remove all dirt, including the most difficult access points.
Afterwards, the plates go through a descaling process and are rinsed again with high-temperature water to finish cleaning.
Once the cleaning process of the plates is finished, we sanitize the frame of the equipment by pre-washing it and also subjecting it to a cavitation process, thus eliminating traces of rust. Once sanitized; the frame is polished and painted.
Finally, the equipment is assembled and, finally, the tightness test is carried out; checking that the equipment works correctly and does not present any leaks.