Moody Direct Spares & Service has launched PasTest2000, a non-destructive leak detection testing service for pasteurisers and plate heat exchangers.

PasTest2000 is a patented testing method which can rapidly detect small leaks in plate heat exchangers without the need to open the plate pack. It has been tested by Campden BRI, the UK’s leading independent food and drink research organisation.

Periodic testing using the PasTest2000 system will reassure customers about the integrity of their plate heat exchangers, and could reduce the possibility of a product recall where product is heated or cooled by a plate heat exchanger. This rapid, accurate test allows several heat exchangers to be tested in a single day which will reduces production downtime.

PasTest2000 uses only the local water supply which is pressurised and pumped through the high pressure side of the plate heat exchanger at a measured temperature. No saline, compressed air, or chemicals are introduced into the plate heat exchanger during the test.

The hand-held PasTest2000 unit accurately measures any change in pressure within the closed low pressure side, and any increase in pressure rapidly indicates the presence of a plate defect.

Moody Direct Spares & Service has a team of experienced engineers ready to carry out this nondestructive plate heat exchanger testing work at customer sites.

Paul Gregory, Managing Director of Moody Direct Spares & Service commented: “The launch of the PasTest2000 plate heat exchanger testing service is an exciting development for us and broadens our range of on-site process services we can offer to our customers. PasTest2000 produces rapid, accurate results and will provide our customers with the peace of mind, and the necessary documentation that their heat exchanger plates are without defect, and in some cases reduces the possibility of a product recall.”

Moody Direct Spares & Service are the UK’s leading supplier of process spare parts, maintenance and repair services to the dairy, food, brewing & beverage industries and can supply genuine spare parts for all known brands of plate heat exchangers including Alfa Laval, APV, Arsopi, Fischer, GEA, Pasilac, Schmidt, Sondex, Swep, Tetra Pak, Tranter, and Vicarb.

To book a PasTest2000 plate heat exchanger test please contact Moody Direct Spares & Service free on 0800 666 397 or email us at