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New, Innovative APV Heat Exchanger Design from SPX Optimizes Food Production Processes

Published 07 March 2013 | By SPX Corporation

Through its APV brand, SPX have a long history of providing reliable and efficient heat transfer solutions used extensively in dairy, beverage and food processing industries. Hygienic design across the range ensures food safety and the gentle product treatment preserves taste and texture, delivering consistent, high quality results.

The APV portfolio of hygienic heat exchangers is a well-established technology used for heating, cooling and pasteurizing a wide variety of food and beverage products with low, medium and high viscosities as well as in utility applications. The comprehensive range includes gasketed plate, tubular for product applications and copper-brazed plate heat exchangers for utilities.

New plate design optimizes process efficiency

A new, innovative plate design now provides superior thermal performance with increased efficiency, leading to reducedenergyconsumption, reduced waste which again leads to lower emissions. Higher plate stack stability enables the use of thinner and more efficient plates and the graduated, compact design saves material through a reduction in the required heat transfer area.

An even flow distribution prevents dead areas - reducing fouling and cleaning requirements. Gaskets have improved stability to minimize risk of blowout.The complete unit is designed to minimise service and maintenance downtime while maximising heat recovery efficiency - increasing production time and reducing process costs.

New APV Orion plate heat exchanger captures latest design innovations

The Orion series is available in a variety of corrugation patterns and plate heights with a wide selection of plate materials, gasket types and connection options - giving excellent design flexibility to best match the application requirements. This flexibility also extends to reconfiguration capability during the heat exchanger lifetime if required.

These more cost effective heat exchangers are the result of continuous innovation, engineering excellence and a leading understanding of the food and beverage industry from SPX. They offer real customer benefits with reduced cost of ownership through
reliability and efficiency with minimized downtime and maximum production time - delivering economical, sustainable production and assured food safety.