Vahterus Plate & Shell Heat Exchangers has many benefits when compared to Shell & Tube Exchangers in the industrial gas sector. Plate & Shell is a compact and flexible solution when designing and constructing process skids; particularly since with Plate & Shell, condensate and/or inert removal can be done within the heat exchanger itself, and there is no need for an external separation vessel. Read about our experience replacing Shell & Tube technology with our Plate & Shell Technology at Linde Gas in Hungary.
Pharmaceutical products are vital to the world, especially during these challenging times in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). Pharmaceutical companies are working at top speed on vaccines and treatments against this pandemic. The key part of the finished pharmaceutical product is the active pharmaceutical ingredient, called API. Manufacturing APIs is often input-based, and APIs are manufactured in reactors, where the heat exchanger is used as a cooler, heater or steam condenser to maintain or achieve the desired temperature for the reactor. Accurate temperature control is critical throughout the whole manufacturing process.
Order number one was made on 30 July 2004, and at that time, Vahterus did not even have the ASME U-Stamp. From these very humble beginnings, the contractor, M&M Refrigeration, and end user, US Cold Storage (USCS), have become cornerstones of Vahterus Refrigeration in the USA, utilising many Vahterus Plate & Shell Heat Exchangers (PSHE), notably in CO2 /NH3 cascade systems. The key individuals involved on all sides are still involved today, and this is what has made the working relationship and collaboration between all parties so strong and long lasting.
The facility in Ningdong, approximately 900 kilometres west of Beijing, will become one of Asia’s largest industrial centres for the petrochemical reﬁning of mineral coal. The largest known mineral coal deposit of the Ningxia region is located in Ningdong, with an estimated capacity of 27 billion tons. The plan is to increase the capacity of industrial facilities, utilising the deposit to manufacture approximately 20 million tons of ready-made products annually in the next ten years.
Oy Scancool Ab is one of Finland’s leading suppliers of refrigeration facilities. Last year, Scancool provided Oy Snellman Ab with a system where heat exchangers delivered by Vahterus play an important role. The objective of the project is to produce savings of up to EUR 100,000 in energy costs and reduce the environmental load. The most important objectives – the amount of recovered energy, temperatures and efficiency – have been achieved ‘even better than anticipated’, says Jonny Asplund, Managing Director of Scancool. ‘The system delivered by Scancool recovers heat from the industrial plant’s wastewater and uses it to heat the required washing water. The heat pump reduces the consumption of heavy fuel oil by about 400 tonnes a year. Supplied water can be heated to 45–55 degrees, whereas we were only able to increase the temperature to about 20 degrees using the old system.’
ITER is an international project that aims to build the world’s first full-size nuclear-fusion power plant. The power plant is under construction in the city of Cadarache in the South of France, at an estimated cost of around 15 billion euros. The objective of the plant is to produce more energy than is consumed, while the process is running.
Aggreko plc is the world’s largest temporary power generation company, and a major supplier of temperature-control equipment. Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, Aggreko provides power generation and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly or for a short length of time. Minimising down time
Aggreko plc is the world’s largest temporary power-generation company, and a major supplier of temperature-control equipment. Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, Aggreko provides power generation and temperature-control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly or for a short length of time.
At the end of 2009, technicians at DONG’s combined heat and power plant (acquired by VEKS in May 2012), in Köge, Denmark, contacted one of our distributors about the replacement of an existing heat exchanger.
Due to the increasing price of scarce fossil fuels, there is a worldwide focus on reducing energy consumption. This can be achieved through high efficiency technologies, renewable energies and decentralised power generation.