Scraped surface heat exchangers Contherm Max
In a Contherm® Max, the product enters through a bottom tangential entry port and exits at the top of the unit. Steam or liquid heating or cooling media flow from top to bottom in a counter-current path at high velocity, providing optimal heat transfer to the product.
A highly engineered rotating scraping assembly fitted with blades continuously removes fouling material from both inner and outer walls. To ensure the most effective scraping and best product quality, the speed of the rotating scraping assembly can be adjusted according to the specific product and application.
At the end of production, the product can be drained or removed by water to ensure minimal product loss. Cleaning of the Contherm® Max can be performed through a simple Cleaned-in-Place (CIP) procedure according to Alfa Laval’s recommended guidelines.
Add capacity: double-wall unit with large surface area offers triple the production capacity of conventional single-wall designs.
Preserve quality: Gentle treatment is ideal for shear-sensitive products with particulates up to 25 mm in size.
Increase efficiency: Single drive motor reduces energy consumption by up to 33%.
Ease service: Low rotational speeds reduce lifetime maintenance demands and service costs.
Save space: The vertical design offers a compact footprint with a unit that comes fully assembled for plug-and-play set-up.
Contherm Max Specifications:
- IndustriesFood and Beverage, Agriculture
- Max. Design Temperature (C)150
- Max. Design Pressure (bar)15
- Min. Design Pressure (bar)8
- Number of Blades48
- Hold-up Volume (liter)130
- Heat Transfer Surface Material316L stainless steel
- Scraping Blade MaterialALFA-LONIIIFDA - EU-compliant
- Max. Heat transfer area (m^2)4.5