Service & Refurbishment
The installation of the UK's most modern plate heat exchanger reconditioning and service centre located in Retford, Nottinghamshire means we're able to offer our customers a full range of services across the UK and Ireland.
Our experienced and knowledgeable team of engineers are able to provide the below range of services either on or off site.
- On and off site experienced service engineers
- Decommissioning of PHE
- Removal of old gaskets
- Chemically cleaning of plates
- UV crack detection testing
- Gasket grove distortion check
- Oven curing of gaskets to plates
- Commissioning of PHE
- Integrity testing using PasTest 2000
- Hydrostatic testing
- Complete frame refurbishments
- 24/7 emergency telephone/call out support
- ISO9001 Certified company
Our service team work with a range of customers in a wide variety of industries and we're very proud of the work they do each and every day to provide our customers with an honest, straightforward approach - making sure your operations run as smoothly as possible.
SPX Flow Certified Service & Repair Centre
Our PHE Service & Refurbishment Centre has been awarded Certified Service & Refurbishment Centre status by SPX Flow. This official SPX Flow accreditation means we're now certified to service, maintain and refurbish SPX Flow Plate Heat Exchangers. Our facilities and team of engineers have been SPX Flow verified through a rigorous audit process.
We already have many years of experience and knowledge working with SPX FLOW plate heat exchangers and this official accreditation confirms the work we undertake is carried out to the highest quality standards.
The Refurbishment Process
We provide a range of refurbishment options to ensure your plate heat exchangers are cleaned and tested to the highest quality standards. The process of plate refurbishment includes the following steps:
1) Identify & Inspect Plates
Once plates arrive for refurbishment they are identified and logged. All gaskets are then carefully removed from the plates.
2) Chemical Cleaning
The plates are chemically cleaned. Firstly they are immersed in an alkali bath followed by an acid bath.
3) Rinsed & Dried
4) Fluorescent Dye Application
Once dried, the plates are individually sprayed with a fluorescent dye penetrant.
5) Ultraviolet Inspection
6) Gasket & Plate Assembly
Following inspection, new gaskets are clipped or bonded to the refurbished plates. Appropriate adhesives are used where required. All plates are clamped to ensure correct alignment and if necessary, oven cured.
7) Completing the Process
Speed of Response
Our 24/7 emergency call out service will also assure you that we can support you in any eventuality.