To remain profitable, global ammonia producers must continuously improve overall energy efficiency. With vast process know-how and a broad range of equipment and services, Alfa Laval can help optimize energy-intensive ammonia processes with our compact and highly efficient heat exchangers.
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Ammonia producers can depend on Alfa Laval’s expertise, broad equipment portolio and global service and support to reduce energy consumption and raise yields.
The Alfa Laval OLMI heat exchanger product portfolio, for instance, meets the needs of the most critical high-temperature, high-pressure ammonia processes. The range includes waste heat boilers, process gas heaters, steam drums and boiler feed water preheaters.
Placing a specially designed Alfa Laval Packinox feed/effluent heat exchanger before the converter can help you optimize ammonia synthesis at your plant.
Packinox raises the temperature of feed gas using the excess heat from the reactor effluent. Compared to conventional shell-and-tube technologies, Alfa Laval Packinox not only offers capital savings on installation but also reduces operating and maintenance costs as well as energy consumption.
With its compact size and unrivalled heat transfer capabilities, the Alfa Laval Compabloc, an innovative laser-welded heat exchanger, can be the ideal choice for use as a compressor inter-stage cooler as well as for heat recovery in preheating and interchanger positions.
In the amine section, Alfa Laval Compabloc, gasketed or semi-welded gasketed plate heat exchangers can help increase energy efficiency for preheating, interchanging, reboiling and condensation duties. Low hold-up volumes reduce both the amount of amine required as well as the amine degradation.
Alfa Laval has a broad range of equipment for use in the utility sections of the plant, including equipment for wastewater treatment and high-speed separators for lube oil cleaning.