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APV Celebrates 100 Years of Invention

The company also just came out with a new plate heat exchanger model.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

September 25, 2023

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APV celebrates 100 years
Along with celebrating its centennial, APV has come out with a new plate heat exchanger.Image courtesy of APV

APV is celebrating its 100th anniversary of the invention of its plate heat exchanger. Richard Seligman, the founder of the APV Group, first introduced it in 1923.

The company addresses the food/beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, and healthcare markets with turnkey automation and process engineering solutions. These industrial solutions combine the extensive array of heat exchangers, pumps, valves, mixers, dissolvers, and homogenizers that it manufactures with numerous services which will maximize the effectiveness of systems throughout their whole life-cycle. 

APV, which is a part of SPX FLOW’s process solutions range, has released the new Plate Heat Exchanger FastFrame with improved usability and durability. The company says it saves time and money for food and beverage operators.  

APV heat frame exchanger FastFrame

The FastFrame design includes:

  • Opening and closing via a powered wrench in under two minutes

  • Consistent tightening across the plate pack

  • Improved safety from leg/foot design

“These FastFrame updates were designed with customers in mind, many of which have worked with us for decades," explained Samuel Glover, SPX FLOW global product manager for Plate Heat Exchangers: "The APV team is proud of the improvements made as we continue to innovate to provide the best solutions possible, whether saving our customers time, money or energy.”

The FastFrame series is a beneficial addition to many food and beverage processes, including dairy, egg, juice, and processed food applications. Because the traditional method takes hours to complete, processors would lose valuable production to clean the heat exchanger plates — daily, in some cases. This frame design significantly speeds up the process, taking only minutes.

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Powder Bulk Solids Staff

Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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