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Plate Heat Exchanger Refurbishment

Centri-Force is the appointed distributor for API Schmidt Bretten plate heat exchangers in the UK.

As well as being agents for leading Heat Exchanger companies, Sacome and Schmidt, Centri-Force is able to offer our customers a refurbishment service regardless of the type and manufacturer of each plate pack.

Our workshop is fully equipped to clean, crack detect and re-gasket any type of Plate Heat Exchanger.

Gasket Removal and Cleaning

Gasket removal

Old gaskets are removed and the plates are then put through a process of chemical cleaning which involves immersion of the plates in acid and alkali baths.

The process is completed by high pressure rinsing in water.

Crack Detection and Inspection

Crack detection

Each plate is individually sprayed on one side with a dye penetrant and the opposite side sprayed with a developer.

The plates are then inspected under Ultra Violet light to reveal any cracks or minute pin holes.

Any faulty plates are removed, marked and returned to the client. Replacement plates are offered.

Fitting New Gaskets

Fitting new gaskets

New gaskets are applied to the plates using adhesives when necessary, unless clip type is used.

The plates are re-configured into order, then jig-clamped and oven cured as necessary.

The plates are finally inspected for bonding and fixing prior to despatch.

Speed of Response

We know that that for many customers, especially Ship Managers, speed of response and a reliable service is critical. Because we handle so many plate packs we have a team of engineers who are used to working under pressure and to deadlines. This means that we can offer the turnaround of refurbished plate packs that customers demand today.

We are keen to help and we will be pleased to talk through the issues you have.

So, if you would like to know more simply follow one of the contact links below and we will get back to you straight away. We will be pleased to talk through your issues, and of course there is no obligation to buy.

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