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Plate Heat Exchanger Check: A Guide to Preventing Leaks

If you are having problems with your gasketed plate heat exchanger, you can determine the possible causes with our online troubleshooting service. It will help you determine if there is a leak outside, a leak inside the unit or an unexpected drop in pressure. If you need additional support, our experienced technicians are available on-site and remotely for immediate assistance. We find the causes of unplanned shutdowns and keep your equipment running as efficiently as possible. We also identify and prevent dangerous situations to improve working conditions for your staff.
Here are some of the most common problems with plate heat exchangers:
  • Leakage
  • Damage to gaskets
  • Corrosion
  • Clogging
  • Improper use

If you notice one of these problems, it is important to contact a professional as soon as possible. Do not attempt to repair your plate heat exchanger yourself, as this can lead to even more damage.

Our technicians have extensive experience with plate heat exchangers and will be able to fix any problem quickly and efficiently. We will ensure that your plate heat exchanger is running in optimal condition, allowing you to avoid unplanned shutdowns and reduce maintenance costs.

Contact us today to learn more about our plate heat exchanger troubleshooting services.

Heat exchangers can experience a variety of leakage problems. Here are some tips to help you identify and fix these problems:
  • Check the plates. The plates may be warped or damaged, which can also lead to leaks.
  • Check the seals. The seals may be damaged or worn, which can lead to leaks.
  • Check the connections. Connections may be loose or damaged, which can also lead to leaks.
If you cannot determine the cause of the leak, contact a professional.

Viravix Engineering can help you with your heat exchanger leak problems. We offer a wide range of services including:

  • Parts replacement
  • Remediation
  • Visual conditioning
  • Assessment
  • Condition Audit

We ensure that you get a heat exchanger that will operate efficiently and safely.

Here are some additional tips for preventing heat exchanger leaks:
  • Have your heat exchanger serviced regularly.
  • Use the correct materials and fluids.
  • Do not exceed operating pressures and temperatures.
  • Clean dirt and debris from the heat exchanger.

If you follow these tips, you can prevent heat exchanger leaks and extend the life of your heat exchangers.


Plates and plate packs can be damaged due to the following causes:

  • Plates may be dropped or bumped during transportation or during operation.
  • Rust may be normal wear and tear depending on operating conditions and age.
  • Some damage may not cause leakage (yet) and may not actually affect performance.