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Need Plates Now? Find a variety of Heat Exchanger Plates, in-stock & to-order!

Heat Exchanger Plate Inventory

In-stock in Green Bay, WI at Koss Industrial, Inc. we have a variety of plates available, and if your particular plate isn’t on-hand, we can order what you need: 1-800-844-6261 call today!  Here’s an example of some plates that can be found in our varied Plates Inventory:

  • CLIP6, CLIP8, CLIP10, …
  • FRONT6, FRONT8, FRONT10, …
  • H7, H10, …
  • M6-MBASE, M10-MBASE, …
  • TS6, …
  • …and more plates and gaskets!

We know components and systems.

We can provide a variety of services (from sizing to modifying, re-streaming, reconditioning, and more).  Trust KOSS to be your service-provider and supplier.  Koss Industrial, Inc. is an authorized Alfa Laval Master Distributor & Pump SuperCenter – other brands available upon request!

Our stock contains a variety of components, brands, and component parts.

But if it cannot be found on our shelves, our team is dedicated to finding the solution to fit your needs, to help ensure minimal (or no) downtime for your process.  Consider KOSS, we can help you start-up and stay up & running!

Alfa Laval Standard CLIP Plate with Gasket for CLIP Heat Exchanger
Alfa Laval Standard CLIP Plate with Gasket for CLIP Heat Exchanger

Alfa Laval Multi Section Hygienic Gasketed Plate Heat Exchanger

Watch and learn from this helpful animation from Alfa Laval, showing assembly of their Multi Section Hygienic Gasketed Plate Heat Exchanger.  Koss Industrial, Inc. is an Alfa Laval Master Distributor, and offers a variety of Heat Exchanger products & services – even re-gasketing!

Find out more online – consider KOSS for Heat Exchanger Assembly, and many more products & services.

Hot Water Sets

Regulating & maintaining temperature is a breeze with Hot Water Sets!

  • Precise Temperature Control
  • Even Heat Distribution (eliminates hot spots;  offers quality control/ease of cleaning)
  • Lower Pressure (doesn’t require special jacketing)
  • A Safer Environment (as opposed to having high pressure steam runs throughout the plant)

Koss Industrial’s hot water sets are designed & fabricated to USDA & WDA Sanitary Standards and are constructed from durable stainless. Heat Exchanger has 3A symbol. We design & fabricate hot water sets to meet the customer’s unique needs.

Available Options include: various material finishes, controls for hot water set, skid/wall mounting, different styles of expansion tanks, insulation, heat exchangers (ASME or U-Tube; 8, 10, 12 in. U-Tube Heat Exchangers operating above 15 psig mawp will be ASME stamped)

Koss Heat Exchangers

  • Cross Flow
  • Hot Water Set
  • Plate
  • Scraped Surface
  • Double Tube
  • Triple Tube
  • U-Tube (4-12″) *150psi standard

Our ASME certified 304 & 316L U-Tube Heat Exchangers provide superior corrosion resistance over carbon steel. Also, the U-Tubes’ construction results in less weld fatigue, giving it a longer lifespan than straight shell & tube models.

What is a Heat Exchanger?

What is a Heat Exchanger?

Simply put, a heat exchanger is a device that facilitates the transfer of heat from one medium to another in an efficient way. Heat exchangers can be used to move heat between either devices that are touching or those that aren’t even in the same room. This technology is utilized in everything from heating and refrigeration to petroleum refinement and sewage treatment. If you’re having trouble grasping the concept, the radiator in your car is a good example of a heat exchanger.

There are several different types of heat exchangers, with shell and tube being one of the most common. Comprised of a series of tubes, these heat exchangers contain multiple fluids which are used to transfer heat and regulate temperatures. Another one of the more common designs is the plate heat exchanger. These units are made of several plates that are connected together with a small space left in-between each one. Thanks to advancements in technology, these more simplistic heat exchangers are now viable options for HVAC, refrigeration and other common uses.

Titanium Plate Heat Exchangers

Titanium Plate Heat Exchangers are ideal for the heating or cool of corrosive products, such as salt brine or acids.  Alfa Laval’s FrontLine and BaseLine (as pictured) Plate Heat Exchangers, as well as industrial units (with painted frames) are an example of these titanium plate heat exchangers.

As an Authorized Distributor of Alfa Laval products, Koss Industrial can correctly size a plate heat exchanger to you requirements.

Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers

Alfa Laval Brazed Heat ExchangersA brazed plate heat exchanger is basically your “smaller” versions of the plate heat exchanger.  One of the main separating factors of plate heat exchangers is that the “larger” ones are separate by gaskets, whereas the “smaller” ones consist of brazed seals at the edges of the plates and the contact points of the plate are also brazed.

There are many advantages to the brazed plate heat exchangers, for example, the heat transfer efficiency makes the unit compact which is easily installed in locations where space is limited.  Also, seeing as the design of the this type of plate heat exchangers does not consist of gaskets, it is suitable for applications where the temperature and/or pressure rating is high.