Alfa Laval Compabloc range is compact and designed for optimum performance and serviceability across a broad spectrum of industrial process applications. Standard pressure range up to 42 bar.
The Alfa Laval Compabloc is a breakthrough plate heat exchanger design that combines a whole range of technological advantages into one compact unit. The all-welded plate pack does away with all gaskets between plates, and makes it possible to operate with a wide range of aggressive media and at high temperatures and pressures.
Corrugated plate patterns generate high turbulence that results in overall heat transfer coefficients three to five times greater than a shell-and-tube heat exchanger. In addition to minimizing fouling, this makes it financially viable to use corrosion-resistant exotic metals.
This makes the Compabloc perfect for heat recovery in corrosive operating environments and for handling aggressive, high-temperature fluids of all kinds. The compactness of this all-welded unit means it can be installed virtually anywhere – as a condenser or reboiler for distillation and stripping columns, as a condenser on top of reactors and in a wide range of other heat exchanger applications.
Compabloc Free Flow
Alfa Laval Compabloc Free Flow is a highly efficient, fully welded plate heat exchanger, especially developed for use in pharmaceutical applications. It is easy to clean, offers full hygienic properties, exceptional performance, corrosion resistance, and compact size. The result is better product quality and lower operating costs for the customer.
Superior heat transfer efficiency in a Compabloc Free Flow makes it possible to reduce the required heat transfer area dramatically compared to an equivalent shell-and-tube or graphite block. This means it can be as small as one-fifth in size compared to a shell-and-tube, and still offer better heat transfer.
The small size is especially valuable if you are planning to increase production but lack space. A Compabloc Free Flow fits anywhere and is easily integrated into your process.