Manufactured with Alfa Laval’s patented AlfaFusion technology, AlfaNova is a heat exchanger consisting of corrugated stainless steel plates bonded together without any copper or nickel. The unique design means that AlfaNova can withstand more extreme temperatures and pressures with greater fatigue resistance than conventional brazed plate heat exchangers. It is also suitable for duties with very high hygiene demands.

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  • An optimal solution for hygienic applications such as tap water systems
  • Copper-free design is suitable for use with ammonia refrigerant and for clean water refrigeration chiller applications
  • Load distribution across many contact points secures excellent resistance to pressure fatigue
  • AHRI-certified for reliable thermal performance in a range of HVAC applications
  • Available with marine classification for use in a range of LPG/LNG duties, due to wide temperature range and copper-free construction
AlfaNova’s unique fusion-bonded manufacturing process provides greater reinforcement for the plate pack, which in turn ensures a higher degree of pressure resistance than that offered by comparable technologies. Additionally, the 100% stainless steel construction makes it possible to withstand temperatures as high as 550°C (1020°F). As a result, AlfaNova is highly dependable in applications with extreme pressure and/or temperature demands. Use of the same material for all key components also provides high thermal efficiency, in addition to giving the unit mechanical strength equivalent to any fully welded counterpart.


AlfaNova heat exchangers are available with certification according to the Liquid-to-Liquid Brazed and Fusion-Bonded Heat Exchanger programme of The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). For heat exchangers used in HVAC applications, this programme offers independent, third-party verification of thermal performance according to manufacturers’ published specifications.

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How it works

Two media at different temperatures flow on either side of thin corrugated stainless steel plates that are stacked on top of each other. The two media flow in a countercurrent flow through alternate channels and are held within the plate pack by a fusion-bonded seal around the edge of the plates. The points at which the plates are in contact with each other are also bonded with the same technology, reinforcing the pack against the pressure of the media inside.

The countercurrent flow makes it possible to extract heat efficiently even when there are only extremely small differences between the temperatures of the hot and cold media. This results in notable energy cost savings. In some systems, co-current flows re also possible.

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Unique features to boost your performance

With more than 80 years of experience in heat transfer innovation, Alfa Laval knows what it takes to deliver high-performance solutions for any application. Our experts continuously develop new innovations that give our AlfaNova line of fusion-bonded plate heat exchangers more reliable and efficient performance.

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Uovertruffen styrke til krævende opgaver

Vores innovative pladedesign understøtter stort set alle anlæg, der fungerer med høj temperatur og højt tryk. Enheder kan køre ved hjælp af tyndere og færre plader, hvilket betyder mindre forbrug af råmaterialer, lavere energiforbrug, reduceret kølemiddelpåfyldning og længere levetid for udstyret.


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Overlegen varmeevne

Alfa Lavals patenterede asymmetriske pladeudformning er en af mange unikke innovationer, der giver bedre varmeffektivitet i kraft af optimeret trykfald og øget turbulens. Ud over at sænke energiforbruget betyder det, at forbruget af kølemidler og råmaterialer også kan reduceres.



100% stainless steel

Built with 100% stainless steel, AlfaNova® is a solution that Alfa Laval offers for applications that use media not compatible with traditional heat exchanger materials. Not only is this advanced design optimized for use with natural refrigerants, it’s also completely recyclable.


Et brændselscellesystem bygget med Alfa Laval-pladevarmevekslere – bæredygtigt, sikkert og omkostningseffektivt

Da den tyske leverandør af vedvarende energi, HEE Technologies GmbH, designede CHP-brændselscellesystemet (kombineret varme og energi), var det et klart valg at bruge Alfa Lavals pladevarmevekslere til brændselscelle-stabelkøling og udstødningsvarmegenvinding. Systemet bruger brint som energikilde, hvilket gør det bæredygtigt, sikkert og omkostningseffektivt.

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Finding the right heat exchanger

With expertise from decades of experience in heat exchange, Alfa Laval offers guidance and useful tools to help you meet today’s heating and cooling challenges. Our product guide is an interactive resource you can use to find the ideal solution for your application.

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