WCR Receives Approval for 3-A Certification for Replacement Heat Exchanger Plates and Gaskets

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WCR’s 3-A certified replacement heat exchanger plates

WCR Incorporated, the largest domestic manufacturer of replacement heat exchanger plates and gaskets, recently received the 3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. (SSI) Replacement Parts and System Component Qualification Certificate (RSPCQC) for its direct replacement heat exchanger plates and gaskets supporting a number of OEM models.

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3-A Certification

Originally developed as a requirement for the dairy industry, the 3-A certification program uses a third-party verification process to affirm the integrity of hygienic processing equipment and systems supporting the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Authorization to display the registered 3-A Symbol on dairy and food processing equipment conveys assurance that the equipment meets specific design criteria and sanitary standards.

“Obtaining this 3-A certificate reflects WCR’s commitment to producing direct replacement heat exchanger spare parts that meet the highest quality requirements and sanitary standards in the industry,” said Edward Aring, Director Central Operations. “With this new certification, WCR will continue to develop and grow our global brand, providing trusted support for top producers in the food, beverage and dairy industries.”

3A WCR certified plate

Under the new 3-A certification, WCR supplies direct replacement heat exchanger plates and gaskets for a range of 11-10 plate-type heat exchanger models, including the R5 Series, VT Series, Clip Series and several others. All of WCR’s 3-A certified sanitary heat exchanger replacement parts are proudly made in America from high-quality bright annealed stainless steel, with the ability to offer rapid turnaround and delivery.

To view WCR’s 3-A certificate and the complete list of our 3-A certified heat exchanger replacement plates and gaskets, click here.

About 3-A Sanitary Standards Inc.

3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance product safety for consumers of food, beverages and pharmaceutical products through standards and practices. The membership consists of three associations: International Dairy Foods Association, Food Processing Suppliers Association and the International Association for Food Protection. Learn more at

About WCR Incorporated

​​Since 1980, WCR Incorporated has been dedicated to helping our customers prolong the life of their heat exchangers with the largest parts inventory in North America and a worldwide network of service professionals. In addition to manufacturing direct heat exchanger replacements for any brand, WCR branded heat exchangers can be custom designed, manufactured, and optimized for nearly any application. Learn more at