Heat exchangers for hygienic use
Alfa Laval provides the widest range of hygienic products and accessories in the world. Designed for superior safety, efficiency and cleanliness, they ensure careful product handling in the food, dairy, beverage, biotech, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.
Our heat exchangers, valves, automation, pumps, tank equipment and installation material offer solutions for all process stages – and almost certainly the solution you need.
This brochure introduces our quality heat exchangers for hygienic applications. For complete technical details and product specification, please contact your local Alfa Laval supplier or visit us at
Gasketed plate heat exchangers
Suitable for a wide range of applications in most industries, gasketed plate heat ex.changers are a compact and efficient heat transfer solution. Alfa Laval’s gasketed models are designed for exceptional control, which makes them ideal for heating and cooling duties in demanding hygienic processes.
Among the Alfa Laval advantages are our unique Clip Plates (see page 7), whose glue-less clip-on gaskets can be replaced with the plates still on the frame. Their innovative design makes full use of our industrial experience, plus the latest developments in material, construction and production methods.
Holding the plates together are sturdy, pressure-graded frames with hygienic and labour-saving features. These offer great flexibility for expansion or rebuilding, as well as small ports that enable Cleaning In Place (CIP) without specialized pumps.
FrontLine is a top-of-the-line series of plate heat exchangers. Able to meet the highest demands on hygienic control, it features a superior and flexible design that allows easy handling and modification.
Among the main applications for FrontLine are dairy pasteurization, yoghurt cooling, UHT treatment and work with heat-sensitive products. FrontLine frames can be supplied in stainless steel and silvercoated versions, and the Clip plates (see page 7) are available in alternative materials for challenging food-processing tasks.
Front 6, 8 and 10
Fronts 6, 8 and 10 are efficient and gentle processing solutions for pasteurization, as well as for general heating and cooling of dairy, brewery, beverage and viscous products. In most cases their Clip plates can be cleaned via Cleaning In Place (CIP), using the same flow as in the process itself.
With its cost-effective frame design, the BaseLine series of plate heat exchangers is a competitive choice for process and utility duties. Working at pressures up to 10 bar (g), it handles not only heating and cooling, but also pasteurization at low flow rates.
Typical BaseLine applications include simple pasteurization, raw milk cooling, media heating/cooling and CIP heating.
The M-series of plate heat exchangers is an efficient solution for general heating and cooling duties in hygienic applications. In addition, the series is a perfect alterna.tive for heating and cooling service media.
M-series plate heat exchangers are only available with epoxy-painted frames.
Thanks to its unique plate geometry, TS6-M series of plate heat exchangers is thermally optimized for steam condensation duties. This makes it useful not only for heating water, but also for heating Cleaning.In-Place (CIP) solution by means of steam.
TS6-M plate heat exchangers are available with either stainless steel or epoxy-painted frames.