Plate Heat Exchanger Management Services
Heat Exchanger Experts Provide Training
In addition to repair, our Service Center heat exchanger experts can provide your operations and maintenance teams with training and advice toward attaining maximum possible performance and uptime. Training services include:
Resolution of operational issues
Top to bottom maintenance procedures
Help with design, testing, development and implementation of an effective preventative maintenance program
Our specialists will help your people structure maintenance records particularly for process-critical exchangers, aimed at tracking mean time between necessary service. This process enables scheduling of maintenance procedures before unplanned downtime is likely to occur.
Tranter also offers a Preventive Maintenance Service Program, a flexible way to maintain your heat exchangers and make your maintenance costs minimal and predictable. This individually crafted contract program offers substantial cost savings over unscheduled emergency service. Included is the assurance of a job done right with our in-shop plate pack refurbishment, covered by the Tranter Service Centers’ limited one-year OEM Guarantee on workmanship and materials.
The following are highlights of the plan:
A specified number of scheduled plate pack service calls on covered units, based on the needs of your operation
Change-out of existing plate packs with refurbished plate packs from Tranter inventory
All labor for opening, servicing and closing the unit
Refurbishing of your removed plate packs, including plate cleaning, inspection and new gasket installation
Maintaining your inventory of spare plate packs
Because it’s scheduled service—an attractive price
With a Tranter PM Service Program you minimize costs of:
Emergency service and downtime
Potential substandard repairs
Excessive startup-related energy consumption and off-grade production
If you suspect that your energy efficiency and thermal process control are not what they should be, a Tranter Service Center team can pinpoint the causes with an on-site Heat Exchanger Audit. Our personnel investigate leaks and other problems and determine the action necessary to minimize downtime.
Here is what they do:
Collect or measure operating data for each of your heat exchangers
Compare this with your design process data
Note any variances
Investigate causes of variances, ranging from capacity/throughput changes, control issues, misapplied exchangers to maintenance needs
Recommend remedies to bring performance to best practices efficiency and control
If exchanger misapplication or maintenance needs are indicated as causes, the Tranter team will provide you with an alternate exchanger configuration that will resolve the issue, or a cost-efficient PM Service Program to address maintenance issues.
Tranter Service Centers carry a ready inventory of gaskets and replacement plates based on the installed base in the Center’s service area and the PM Service Contracts it fulfills.