Alfa Laval launches innovative boundary-breaking heat transfer technology for heavy industry duties

Source: press release, 8 April 2020

photo: Alfa Laval
photo: Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval – global provider of heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling solutions – expands its range of compact heat exchangers for heavy industry applications. The new Alfa Laval Compabloc+, which can handle significantly higher pressure, is a more energy-efficient alternative to the traditionally used technology in the demanding refinery and petrochemical industry.

The new compact heat exchanger, Alfa Laval Compabloc+, with an innovative and patent-pending sealing concept, can handle pressure up to 60 bars, which is 20 bars more than the original market-leading Alfa Laval Compabloc heat exchanger.

Compabloc+ can thereby address the significantly larger share of the extremely demanding applications in the refinery and petrochemical industry. Compabloc+ is a more energy-efficient alternative to the traditionally used shell-and-tube heat exchangers and can replace up to four shell-and-tubes for the same duty, making it a very competitive alternative for the industry.

“In these extraordinary times, I am very pleased to announce that with this expanded range of our compact heat exchangers we can address applications with a potential which we have not been able to target before,” says Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, President of the Energy Division. “Our compact heat exchangers are very energy-efficient and when installed in heavy duties as in refineries and petrochemical plants they save energy and reduce CO2 emissions. That is beneficial both for our customers’ bottom line and for the environment.”

According to the IEA (International Energy Agency), energy efficiency is predicted to be the main contributor to reaching the Paris Agreement, and the yearly investments in energy efficiency across the buildings, transport and industry sectors add up to USD 240 billion.