Our SONDEX® plate evaporators are designed to handle advanced evaporation duties. Using semi-welded plate cassettes, the media are guaranteed to never mix. The plate cassettes are designed to ensure the optimal level of turbulence on both sides while providing an even distribution of the media for superior performance and product quality.

Our standard, semi-welded, and brazed SONDEX® plate heat exchangers are outstanding choices for standard evaporation duties.

However, certain applications prove unsuitable for regular heat exchanger types. To help you obtain unsurpassed product quality, we have created exclusive evaporator plates tailored to meet the challenges presented by advanced evaporation applications.

Features and benefits


  • Dairy/food/beverage industry
    – e.g. food production, like juice and alcohol processing
  • Sugar industry
    – e.g. sugar production, such as concentration of sugar content in sugarcane juice
  • Biogas industry
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Mining industry
  • Chemical industry

Technical specifications

  • Connections up to DN600 (24″)
  • Frames designed according to FEA and PED 2014/68/EU (EN13445) and ASME sec VIII, Div. 1 construction standards
  • Plate materials: AISI 304/316, titanium, SMO, Hastelloy*
  • Gasket materials: EPDM-HT, NBR-HT*
  • Plate heights up to 2.4 m (8 ft)
  • Flow rates up to 800 m3/h (3,522 gpm)
  • Working pressure up to 10 bar (145 psi)
  • Working temperatures from -20 °C to 180 °C (-4 °F to 356 °F)