Category: Reconditioning

The Think Tank

4 Heat Exchanger Types and Applications

Have you ever been driving down the highway and seen smoke drifting up from a smokestack? The truth is, all that smoke is wasted energy that could be used for another purpose. That’s why heat exchangers exist.

A heat exchanger allows the heat from a fluid (liquid or gas) to pass through a second fluid without the two ever coming into direct contact with each other.

For example, a heating furnace burns natural gas that is carried over water by pipes. If the gas and the water came into direct contact, the heat exchange would stop and the water would never warm up.

Even though all heat exchangers perform the same function, there are different types that have varied applications. Learning about these different heat exchangers will help you determine what the right equipment is for your business.

Heat Exchanger Types

There are different types and applications of heat exchangers. It’s important to find the right equipment for your business.

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Cleaning and Sanitizing Equipment: Nitty Gritty Details to Consider

A recently cleaned milk pasteurization machine in a food processing plant.

As a food manufacturer, nothing is more important to you than making sure the food you’re producing is safe for people to consume. And besides working in the food industry, you’re also a consumer. When you’re in the grocery store shopping for your own food, you’re trusting that food manufacturers like you are following the right procedures and cleaning their equipment properly.

But sometimes it isn’t always clear just what you need to do to fully sanitize food processing equipment. And some employees may even think that giving the equipment a quick once-through with sanitizer will be enough to do the trick.

If you’re trying to improve your cleaning procedures or just want a refresher to make sure all your employees are cleaning to the proper standard, keep reading to learn how to properly clean and sanitize equipment in your food processing plant.

Why are Cleaning and Sanitation Procedures in the Food Industry Important?

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Save Time & Money with Reconditioned Heat Exchangers

Checking for quality at a microbrewery, which is one product category that relies on heat exchangers.

When you need to replace a heat exchanger or add an additional unit to your line, time is of the essence. Buying a brand new heat exchanger is one option, but depending on your situation, it may not be the best choice. A reconditioned heat exchanger could save you some money, and it could also be up and running faster.

Of course, with so much riding on your production line, you want to make sure you’re getting a quality piece of equipment. In this post, we’ll show you what to look for and what questions to ask when choosing a reconditioned heat exchanger.

What does a High Quality Reconditioned Heat Exchanger Look Like?

Believe it or not, our reconditioned heat exchangers look a heck of a lot like brand-new heat exchangers. That’s because we outfit them with new plate packs purchased direct from the manufacturer. Then, we install the plates on a used frame that has been completely restored to its original factory specifications.… Read more

Ramp Up Faster with a Reconditioned Filling Machine

Reconditioned Filling Machine Product Example

When your company lands an order with a national big box retailer, you might need to ramp up production faster than you can realistically manage without making additions to your line. Problem is, adding new pumps, tanks, heat exchangers or filling machines doesn’t just require money – it requires time. And time is something you simply may not have.

Buying a new rotary filling machine could take anywhere from six to eight months to get up and running. If you have that kind of time, and you don’t mind paying full price for a new filler, this is a perfectly fine option for you. But, if you need to increase production capacity faster, a reconditioned bottle filling machine can be operational in as little as three months, and cost you a fraction of buying new.

How to Spot a High Quality Reconditioned Liquid Filler

When it comes to purchasing reconditioned manufacturing equipment, you’ll want to make sure to look beyond the surface.… Read more

Reconditioned Positive Displacement Pumps

Positive Pumps ProductPeanut butter. Jellies and jams. Salsa. Latex paints. These are thick, highly viscous products that can put your equipment under heavy load. If your company relies on positive displacement pumps to push high-viscosity products like these from one storage tank to another, you can’t afford to take unnecessary chances with flimsy equipment that isn’t up to the task. But, before you contact your Alfa-Laval, Viking or WCB dealer, have you considered the advantages of a high-quality reconditioned positive displacement pump?

Stay with us as we explore the advantages of choosing a quality reconditioned positive displacement pump, and the multi-stage process we use to ensure customers get a product they can trust.

Strength and Reliability Under Load

Whether you need to replace a worn out positive displacement pump, or you need additional pumps to expand your production line, you obviously want high-quality equipment. But, getting a reliable positive displacement pump doesn’t have to cost your company an arm and a leg.… Read more