Improved heat exchanger technology

5 factors driving technological advancements.

By Seán Ottewell, Chemical Processing

Heat exchanger efficiency is crucial. Fortunately, the chemical industry is benefiting from improvements as equipment makers such as Alfa Laval, Klaren International and Heatric leverage the latest materials and technologies to boost performance.

Five main factors — energy efficiency, capacity, emissions, water use and uptime — drive the chemical industry’s demand for improved heat exchanger technology today, says Gert Ternström, market development manager, petrochemical industry, Alfa Laval, Lund, Sweden.

“The overall focus is very much on process optimization and here compact heat exchangers offer great benefits,” he stresses.

To learn more about heat exchangers, read “Exchanger Technology Heats Up” from Chemical Processing.

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