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Alfa Laval – FrontLine™.

Alfa Laval FrontLine


Alfa Laval – FrontLine™

FrontLine™ Plate Heat Exchangers

  • Pasteurisation
  • General cooling/heating of dairy, brewery, beverage and food products
  • Heating/cooling in the pharmaceutical industry.

Standard Materials

Frame and pressure plate in solid or cladded stainless steel or surface coated. All wetted parts in acid proof stainless steel. Other surfaces in various grades of stainless steel. Movable nuts on tightening bolts in chromium plated brass.

Plate Types
Front6, Front8, Front10 and Front15.
Other plates of the FrontLine™ series are the WideStream® and
Gemini plates.

Stainless steel AISI 316, Titanium or SMO

Nitrile-FDA or EPDM-FDA.

The FrontLine™ plates are supplied with glue-free Clip-On gaskets, which are easy to replace even with the plates still hanging in the frame. The material of gaskets are selected for safe use in connection with pharmaceutical and food products.

Technical Data

Mechanical design pressure (g) / Temperature
FRM solid stainless steel        10 bar / 150 °C
FRH* solid stainless steel       16 bar / 150 °C
FRD solid stainless steel         21 bar / 150 °C

RM cladded stainless steel   10 bar / 150 °C
RH cladded stainless steel    16 bar / 150 °C
RD cladded stainless steel    21 bar / 150 °C

RMS surface coated               10 bar / 150 °C
RHS surface coated                16 bar / 150 °C

Complies with the European Pressure equipment Directive (PED). May carry the CE mark depending on the design conditions. Complies with Alfa Laval Sound Engineering Standard (ALS).

* Not applicable for Front 15

DIN, SMS, Tri-CLAMP, B.S./RJT and IDF/ISO male parts. Others on request


As a heat exchanger becomes fouled with dirt, debris or scale, often the modulating valve provides additional hot or cold liquid to help compensate for the loss of efficiency of the heat exchanger.

Over time the control valve will continue to open fully. Unfortunately, on the hottest or coldest days, even with the valve fully open the heat exchanger cannot meet the thermal transfer requirements and the situation becomes critical.

Monitoring just the operating temperature provides a false sense of security. Recording the difference in the outlet and inlet pressures provides a more accurate result of the amount of fouling.

Fouling equal to the thickness of a piece of paper represents a 20% loss of thermal efficiency. In addition, the energy cost for pumps increases since the pump must work harder to overcome the increased pressure resistance through the PHE

T.H. Industrial Solutions Inc. (THS) has been servicing industrial heat exchangers and solving process problems across Canada since 2009. THS head office is located in Pickering, Ontario with a 6,000 square foot service center in Hamilton, Ontario.

Today there are fewer qualified people in this industry that know the products and understand the applications. Utilizing hands on experience and knowledge that has been gained by our THS sales and service technicians for over the past 30 years, we will take the time to understand what you require and strive to provide a prompt, educated and accurate response at a competitive price.

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1550 Bayly Street, Unit 15
Pickering, ON L1W 3W1

T 905 831-4963
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76 Harlowe Road, Unit 5, 6 & 7
Hamilton, ON L8W 3R6

T 905 318-0777
F 905-318-8422