What makes our printed circuit heat exchangers unique?
Alfa Laval printed circuit heat exchangers combine superior robustness and integrity with an exceptionally high heat transfer rate and an extremely compact footprint. It’s all thanks to a unique design, based on our decades of experience in thermal transfer technology, with world-class features you won’t find elsewhere.
A robust and compact solution for high-pressure needs
Alfa Laval builds printed circuit heat exchangers using a state-of-the-art diffusion welding (bonding) technology known as OptiBond. This process generates superior bond lines and grain metallurgy between the plates, resulting in a more durable, reliable and compact heat exchanger. OptiBond also opens up possibilities for full customization of the fluid channel design pattern.
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Prevents clogging under freezing conditions
Alfa Laval has developed a patented 3D plate pattern that addresses freezing in cryogenic applications. This creative design allows water-based fluids, such as glycols, to continue moving across the plate even when cold areas become frozen. As a result, it is possible to maintain the highest efficiency and uptime.
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Alfa Laval HyBlocTM
Higher back-to-back throughput for increased profitability
Low thermal mass in a highly responsive and compact solution enables greater capacity and reduced wait time between customers, extending the number of daily back-to-back refuels.
Maximum sustainability under maximum pressures
Improves sustainability with the smallest metal footprint design that can still contain hydrogen pressures as high as 1,250 barg!