The new Alfa Laval TK20 semi-welded gasketed plate heat exchanger is optimized to deliver the best in performance and reliability for heating and cooling of aggressive media. With its compact and leakage-proof design, flexible configuration and high serviceability, it is the optimal solution for applications where high efficiency is key.

 

Benefits and Values

High energy efficiency
With its new innovative plate design, the Alfa Laval TK20 provides superior flow distribution across the entire plate surface. Compared to a traditional plate design, the TK20 also maintains a low-pressure drop in the distribution area while enabling high-pressure drop for heat transfer. This results in improved heat transfer and higher energy efficiency thanks to the elimination of stagnant zones and reduced risk of fouling.

Compact size
Thanks to compact design combined with new plate design and big port connections, Alfa Laval TK20 is optimized for high capacity installations in small spaces.

Complete range
Alfa Laval offers a complete range of semi-welded gasketed plate heat exchangers for today’s demands in the refrigeration industry: Energy efficiency, lower approach (i.e. higher evaporating temperature) and operation with low delta temperatures/high flows.

Easy and safe maintenance
A new gasket design provides easy and cost effective maintenance. The frame is equipped with features that support the unit and secure safe opening and closing during service.

 

Unique Features

Alfa Laval RefTight™
With the unique sealing system Alfa Laval RefTight™ for semi-welded gasketed plate heat exchangers the weld is positioned separately outside the ring formed gasket groove area. The separate ring formed gasket groove ensures equal sealing force over the whole port hole gasket. That guarantees high performance through the welded channel. The sealing properties are further improved by a fully supported ring gasket groove.

Key benefits:
– Enhanced performance in high pressure and high temperature applications.
– High performance over the welded channel.
– Extended gasket lifetime.

Alfa Laval CurveFlow™ distribution area
The new design of the distribution area in TK20 means superior flow distribution and more usage of the main heat transfer area. This results in a number of benefits for the different applications:
– Increased energy efficiency gives more kW per m² plate surface.
– A more compact heat exchanger while fewer plates needed.
– Better flow distribution reduces the risk of fouling build up.
– Reduced maintenance costs – fewer plates mean faster cleaning and lower cost for spares.

Alfa Laval ClipGrip™ gaskets
Glue-free gaskets for fast and completely glue-free mounting thanks to new Alfa Laval ClipGrip™. Based on the innovative fastening design, gaskets stay in place during maintenance while reducing consumption of spare parts and additional time for re-gasketing.

 

Industries and Applications

Alfa Laval TK20 – the new semi-welded gasketed plate heat exchanger for all main refrigeration applications where high efficiency is key:

– Evaporators
– Condensers
– Desuperheaters
– Cascade duties
– Economizers/subcoolers

To learn more about Alfa Laval’s TK20 Heat Plate Exchanger click HERE.