Benefits of Plate & Shell technology in LNG applications
The use of natural gas around the world is growing and in energy production, the traditional oil and coal are expected to be eclipsed by natural gas use in the coming years.
Electricity producer change successfully from Shell & Tube to Plate & Shell
Sokolovská Uhelná is one of the largest producers of electricity from brown coal in the Czech Republic. It has a total annual capacity of around 3 500 GWh, which it transmits to the town of Karlovy Vary and other smaller towns in the region. Sokolovská Uhelná is also a coal mining company, producing thermal coal and chemical products derived from brown coal. The company mines about 6.5 million tons of brown coal each year.
Heat Exchanger for Extreme Temperature Conditions with Close Approach Temperatures
A few years ago, Vahterus visited one of the largest food producers in Kazakhstan. The company was facing a challenge in the deodorization process of its sunflower oil.
Replacing Shell & Tube technology with our Plate & Shell Technology at Linde Gas in Hungary
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.
June 2020: Necessity Is the Mother of Invention, Crisis Is the Driver of Change
The global challenges posed by the climate crisis, Covid-19 and the drop in oil prices are spurring innovation. Pharmaceutical companies are striving to produce vaccines and new medicines, while natural refrigerants and cold recovery through LNG are becoming increasingly energy-efficient solutions.
Vahterus Plate & Shell Heat Exchanger as a Temperature Control Unit
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: M&M Refrigeration
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.
Large Reboiler Units and Heat Exchangers to Ningxia in China
A large industrial centre focusing on energy generation and the petrochemical use of mineral coal is currently being built in the region of Ningxia Hui in Northern China.
Lost Heat to be Recovered from Food Processing Industry’s Wastewater
Vahterus Plate & Shell Heat Exchanger Chosen for Nuclear-Fusion Power Plant
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.