Industrial Utility Efficiency    

SPX FLOW’s APV Plate Heat Exchangers Offer Efficient Heat Transfer

SPX FLOW’s new APV plate heat exchangers provide high thermal efficiency, ease of operation and straight forward maintenance.  The units are available as gasketed, for particularly challenging process conditions, hybrid welded models.

SPX APV Plate Heat Exchanger

SPX FLOW’s APV Plate Heat Exchanger.

APV Gasketed Models

APV gasketed heat exchangers use optimized plate designs to maximize heat transfer, while also offering the flexibility to be reconfigured to changing process needs. They are suitable for a wide range of applications including crude stabilization, dehydration, gas sweetening, gas or liquid refrigeration duties, and high capacity utility cooling solutions. In addition, the latest plate designs and materials provide high thermal efficiency in a compact design, resulting in a minimum footprint where space and weight considerations are essential.

Easy operation and maintenance are assured with features such as the APV EasyClip system, which makes the process of changing gaskets more efficient using a glue-free system. Intelligent, hydraulic PLC-driven frames are also available to enable rapid maintenance with improved safety, while also removing the risk of damage to plates caused by manual operations. Repeatable, error-free maintenance of the unit reduces risk of cracks, improves safety and offers substantial operational savings through reduced downtime and increased productivity. 


APV Hybrid Models

The compactly designed APV Hybrid welded series heat exchangers are precisely engineered to maximize process availability with a tube on one side and plate on the other. They offer robust performance with the ability to operate under extreme pressure and temperature conditions. They have no elastomer gaskets and provide excellent heat transfer efficiency up to 662 °F  (350 °C) and 580 psig (40 barg). 

APV Hybrid heat exchangers are designed with exceptional heat recovery performance with lower running costs. They are easy to clean, and by using optimized plate corrugation patterns, are low fouling thereby reducing maintenance overheads. 

The corrosion-resistance units offer long service life, while a compact footprint makes them easier to install with reduced foundation requirements and lower initial engineering costs compared with equivalent or alternative technology. For easy maintenance, the housing is easily opened. To ensure thermal efficiency is maintained, it can be fully and easily cleaned. 

As with all SPX FLOW solutions, APV heat exchangers can be expertly customized to match process requirements. A comprehensive, global service network further supports the heat exchangers.


About SPX FLOW, Inc.       

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE:FLOW) innovates with customers to help feed and enhance the world by designing, delivering and servicing high value solutions at the heart of growing and sustaining our diverse communities. The company's product offering is concentrated in rotating, actuating and hydraulic technologies, as well as turnkey systems, into the food and beverage, industrial and power and energy end markets. SPX FLOW has approximately $2 billion in annual revenues with operations in more than 30 countries and sales in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit