Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Make your life easier when maintaining Plate Heat Exchangers.
Whether in the food industry, shipbuilding, the chemical, oil and gas sector or paper industry: Plate heat exchangers are used in various fields. Proper functioning is of great importance for smooth operation. To ensure this, the company ProCom Armaturentechnik GmbH offers full service for plate heat exchangers. It has been working with the alkitronic R/SG Plate Heat Exchanger tool for over fifteen years.
ProCom Armaturentechnik GmbH offers quick, comprehensive and flexible service for plate heat exchangers of all brands since 1999. The company works brand-independent and carries out all necessary tasks from supply and assembly to extension, fitting and cleaning. ProCom Armaturentechnik GmbH is located in the North-Rhine Westphalian city Kamen.
Plate heat exchangers are used in various industries: ProCom Armaturentechnik GmbH offers its service to plate heat exchanger operating companies in the food industry, such as in the ice or beverage production. The customers of ProCom Armaturentechnik GmbH are also in the energy sector and shipping, paper industry or chemical industry. In these fields, the plate heat exchangers bear central functions and their proper operation, and absolute leakage-freeness are of great importance.
Plate Heat Exchanger Principle
To ensure flawless operation of the tools and thus a trouble-free flow of the production process, the mechanics of ProCom Armaturentechnik GmbH require reliable tools. When re-tensioning the exchangers, they are first opened with those tools and then re-tightened to the correct width. "The target torque value is not that critical when working on plate heat exchangers. The continuous rotation of the torque multiplier to properly tighten the plates with enough force is crucial, though," explains Hans-Joachim von Albedyhll, a sales and application engineer of alki TECHNIK GmbH.
The radial torque multipliers EF-SG / EFC-R with the electric drive and CLS-SG, 80 / RCL 80 with the pneumatic drive of the alkitronic R/SG series, fulfil this requirement and are in use at ProCom Armaturentechnik GmbH for more than ten years - with very satisfying results: "Compared to working with so-called impact wrenches, there is a lot less wear and tear and the time savings during the opening and closing of the plate heat exchangers are immense," Andreas Hustädte, Managing Director at ProCom GmbH, states the advantages of the alkitronic torque multipliers for his company.
Alki TECHNIK employee von Albedyhll confirms: "With a wide torque range from 410 - 2,790 ft-lbs (560 - 3,780 Nm) and having radial tangential gearing, specially designed for use on plate heat exchangers, our radial torque multipliers are the ideal tool." Furthermore, one-finger operation enables quick and safe tightening. This assessment is consistent with the experiences of Andreas Hustädte. "We are fully satisfied with the products. The tools are durable, reliable, but also the customer service of alki TECHNIK leaves no wishes unfulfilled," says Hustädte.