Heat Exchangers for Food & Beverage

Excellent efficiency and flexibility, optimum heat transfer, minimal maintenance…these are critical needs today in the food and beverage industry. Tranter provides these benefits and more with Platecoil, Superchanger & Maxchanger heat exchangers that are standards of the industry.


Plate and frame heat exchangers provide a more efficient and cost effective means of heat transfer than old, traditional shell-and-tube exchangers. This is particularly true in the food and beverage industry.

Superchanger plate and frame units are the best choice because they give you: (1) higher “U” values typically 3 to 5 times greater than shell-and-tube; (2) a unique turbulent flow design resulting in lower fouling; (3) closer temperature approach capability of less than 2°F, compared to the typical 10°F or higher with shell-and-tube; (4) space savings of 50% to 90% over shell-and-tube; (5) expandability and easy servicing, and (6) quick delivery, since they are made in the U.S.

Superchanger units can also be provided with a Three A stamp sanitary stainless steel frame and fittings.

Tranter PHE, Inc. is ISO 9001 certified, and SUPERCHANGER frames can be ASME Code stamped up to a designed pressure of 400 psig.


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A multitude of design configurations and over 300 different sizes make Platecoil units ideally suited for a variety of applications in the food and beverage industry. They offer versatility in providing the heating and/or cooling required for various applications in the industry.

Platecoil units are perhaps best known as immersion-type, in-tank or as clamp-on heaters for maintaining product temperatures in tanks. Their use goes far beyond these applications, however, and includes designs for
custom-engineered processing equipment.

Platecoil units can be fabricated from most weldable metals including carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, Monel, nickel and various special corrosion-resistant alloys. A variety of surface finishes are available to mini-mize fouling and reduce maintenance.


Where space is at a premium, or gasket limitations prevent the use of a Suerchanger unit, the compact all-welded Maxchanger unit may be the best solution for many food and beverage applications.


Our expert teams safely clean your gasketed plate heat exchanger either on-site or in our shop. We will regasket plates with OEM quality parts, returning units to like new condition and efficiency, with all work guaranteed by written warranties covering materials and workmanship.

Tranter stocks OEM quality replacement parts and service for all brands of plate heat exchangers, including Alfa Laval, APV, GEA, Kelvion, API Schmidt-Bretten, Thermaline, AGC, Graham, Sentry, Sondex, Mueller, Polaris and others as well as Tranter.

Superchanger Plate & Frame
Platecoil panels
Maxchanger Welded Plate Heat Exchanger

Industry Applications

  • Water Cooler for Barley Cleaner
  • Heating Water for Malt Saccharification
  • First Stage Wort Cooler
  • Exchanger for Beer Pasteurizing
  • Heat Recovery in Corn and Soybean Oil Processing
  • Exchanger of Heat from Evaporators to Incoming Brine
  • Steam Heating Grape Concentrate for Pasteurization
  • Vertical Fin Exchangers in Thermal Fluid Indirect Fryers
  • Banked in Tanks for Heating Sugar Solutions
  • Integral Jackets for Rice Mash-In Vessels
  • Cold Stabilization for Lowering Wine Temperature
  • Fluidized Bed Humidifier for Soybean Drying
  • Heat Recovery Bank in Potato and Corn Chip Frying Vats
  • Econocoil banks for Brew Kettle Heat Recovery
  • Mineral Oil Cooling in Food Processing Plants
  • Superheated Sterilization in Food Processing Plants