Mueller Plate Cooler

Save energy with the Mueller plate cooler
Cooling milk is one of the largest energy consumption activities on dairy farms. Energy use can be considerably reduced by pre-cooling the milk. With a plate cooler, the milk is cooled before it flows into the milk cooling tank. By installing a properly-sized Mueller plate cooler, you can save up to 50% on the energy costs of your cooling process. This shortens the time for cooling and increases the efficiency of your milk tank.

Maximum cooling efficiency and savings on cooling costs
All Mueller plate coolers offer a large heat exchange surface for efficient and economical cooling of the milk. With a plate cooler you save considerably on your cooling costs.

Contact our milk cooling experts here for an energy audit on your farm to determine the amount of savings.

How does a pre-cooler work?

Milk is pre-cooled according to the so-called counter-current principle. In this case, milk and water, in separate areas, flow in opposite directions. A thin wall separates the milk and water from each other. At a ratio of two liters of water to one liter of milk, the milk is generally pre-cooled to about 20° C. The cooling machine then cools the milk further down to 4° C. There are two two options for precooling milk on the farm: plate coolers and pipe coolers. These two options can be different in the material type, the surface finish and the turbulence that is created to promote heat transfer.


  • Fully manufactured of high-quality stainless steel AISI 316
  • Solid frame and suspension bracket
  • Suitable for pressures of 8 bar


Clip-on gaskets (from NBR rubber)
  • The standard in the dairy farm industry for years
  • More hygienic than glued versions
  • Easily replaceable plates, without gluing

Special plate pattern with high turbulent functioning

  • Easy plate cleanability and maintenance

Specifications and Sizing

Model Number of Plates Connection Pump Capacity (Ltr/Hour)* Dimensions
    Water (") Milk (mm)   Height (mm) Width (mm) Depth (mm) Weight (kg)
M8A-14 14 1 32   740 180 171 33
M8A-22 22 1 32/40 1500-3100 710 180 194 36
M8A-30 30 1 32/40 2800-5000 740 180 216 40
MD8A-30*** 30 1 32/40 2800-5000 740 180 216 40
M8A-40 40 1 40 4000-7000 740 180 244 44

* Under operating conditions
** Distance to wall=100mm
*** The MD8A and MD8A-30 plate coolers are double walled. By using double walled plates, it is no longer necessary to check the ground water each year.

The information in this table may deviate from the actual execution. Consequently, no rights may be reserved with respect to the information contained.

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