US 9,810,490 B2
Device, method and plate heat exchanger
Matz Andersson, Lund (SE); Magnus Nilsson, Dalby (SE); and Klas Bertilsson, Eslov (SE)
Assigned to ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, Lund (SE)
Appl. No. 14/436,403
Filed by ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, Lund (SE)
PCT Filed Nov. 29, 2013, PCT No. PCT/EP2013/075088
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Apr. 16, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/086677, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 12, 2014.
Claims priority of application No. 12195630 (EP), filed on Dec. 5, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0285574 A1, Oct. 8, 2015
Int. Cl. G01M 3/28 (2006.01); F28F 27/00 (2006.01); F28F 3/10 (2006.01)
CPC F28F 27/00 (2013.01) [F28F 3/10 (2013.01); G01M 3/28 (2013.01); F28F 2265/16 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A device for assessing a gasket pressure of a gasket arrangement between two adjacent heat transfer plates of a plate heat exchanger, said gasket arrangement sealing between said adjacent heat transfer plates to define a flow channel between said adjacent heat transfer plates, and said gasket arrangement being arranged to be exposed to a fluid passing through the flow channel, the device comprising
a test object and a holder configured to be arranged in a flow path of said fluid, the holder being configured to hold the test object while the test object is exposed to said fluid,
the device being configured to be arranged outside said adjacent heat transfer plates, and
the test object being configured to be evaluated for an indirect assessment of the gasket pressure of the gasket arrangement.