Maintenance Of Plate Heat Exchangers Gaskets

  A plate heat exchanger is a device that requires high safety. When the gasket is damaged, the external drip is obvious.The heat exchanger will start Maintenance of plate heat exchangers gasketswith a slight leak at the beginning. In process equipment with high pressure shocks, large leaks may occur due to damage to the gasket. Its service life has an important influence on the service life of the plate heat exchanger. If the seal heat hardens and loses its original elasticity, the heat exchanger will not work properly.

  The joint surface of the plate heat exchanger should be cleaned with a chemical cleaner. Also, it is necessary to use a chemical cleaner to remove the softener and anti-blocking coating adhered to the gasket.Apply the adhesive to the middle of each bonding joint surface. Depending on the width of the gasket, the width of the adhesive is about the width of a match. Then use the brush to spread the adhesive over the entire surface to make full use of it.Depending on the type of adhesive, put in the heat exchanger sealing pad for a certain air drying time, stack the plates of the heat exchanger plates together, tighten with a tensioning screw, or press with a heavy object on the heat transfer plate.Depending on the type of adhesive, the hardening time is about 8-20 hours. For blending adhesives, screw tightening and furnace heat hardening are necessary.

  The softening of the elastomeric gasket is related to pressure and temperature. When the gasket loses its elasticity, the heat exchanger will leak.In some products, in order to solve the dripping phenomenon caused by the aging of the gasket, the sealing function of the heat exchanger should be adjusted, that is, the bolts of the combined plate heat exchanger are tightened again.