Right Parts, Right on Time: 3 Things to Consider When Seeking Heat Exchanger Replacement Parts

Heat exchangers are utilized in virtually every major industry, from energy and power to food and beverage, HVAC, oil and chemicals, ethanol, and industrial and transportation applications. Each of these industry segments is vital to upholding the social and economic infrastructure of the United States, making heat exchangers an essential facet of our everyday lives. 

While heat exchangers are designed to be durable, stress and extended use can take a toll on a unit’s components, including plates and gaskets. If you work closely with equipment requiring thermal management, you know how important it is to have rapid access to the right replacement parts if a heat exchanger unit is damaged or broken.

No matter what industry you’re in, there are three factors to consider when you’re searching for replacement parts for heat exchangers:

Extensive inventory 

Looking for replacement heat exchanger plates and gaskets can be a time-consuming process, especially if you’re on the hunt for a hard-to-find part that’s either obscure or in constant demand. When your business relies on heat exchangers, you need a partner that offers a robust inventory of replacement parts with rapid availability.  

At WCR, we carry the largest selection of replacement plates and gaskets in North America. We have an inventory of over 200,000 heat exchanger plates and over 600,000 gaskets in stock and ready to ship. With our in-house manufacturing capabilities and massive inventory, we can produce replacement heat exchanger plates and gaskets for even highly specialized unit requirements. 

Top brands and models

Some suppliers offer a limited selection of heat exchanger makes and models or specialize in just one brand. At WCR, we manufacture and stock OEM-quality specified replacement plates and gaskets for every major heat exchanger brand, covering all your heat exchanger needs in one place. 

We’re proud to support over 200 different plate and gasket models, offering direct replacement parts for leading OEMs such as Alfa Laval, APV, Tranter, Sondex, and many more. Our dedicated engineers and fabricators can recreate any plate from any major heat changer brand at a moment’s notice. With our helpful part finder tool, you can select your heat exchanger name brand and place an order quickly and easily online. 

Fast turnaround and shipping 

If your heat exchanger equipment goes down and you have to stop operations, you’re losing valuable time and money. Not to mention, damaged or failed heat exchangers can pose serious health and safety hazards in many industries. When you need to get your business back up and running, waiting months for replacement parts to arrive just isn’t an option. 

While some heat exchanger companies are moving their production overseas due to current supply chain and staffing challenges, WCR has stayed true to our American-made roots. For over 40 years, we’ve manufactured heat exchanger replacement parts domestically, ensuring our customers always have access to the inventory they need when they need it. 

WCR operates multiple production shifts to meet our customers’ most urgent heat exchanger demands and assure minimum downtime. We have eight service facilities in North America that stock our most popular products, in addition to our centralized facility in the midwest that enables us to ship spare parts anywhere in the country, usually within a matter of days. WCR’s turnaround time is unmatched in the industry, providing peace of mind and the utmost in customer satisfaction. 

Experience the WCR Difference

When your business needs high-quality replacement heat exchanger plates and gaskets, think WCR. We’re the heat exchanger experts you can count on to provide the right parts, in the right place, at the right time. 

Get in touch with us today! Fill out our online contact form or call 1-800-421-4927 to request a quote and receive more information.