Alfa Laval Compabloc recovers energy at UNIPAR
When UNIPAR was looking for an integrated reboiler for use in cumene production, the company contacted Alfa Laval.DATE 2022-01-27
After extensive evaluation, UNIPAR decided to install a Compabloc fully welded compact heat exchanger from Alfa Laval, mounted on the benzene distillation column as an integrated reboiler, to ensure maximum heat recovery.
This resulted in substantial savings because the reboiler no longer required a supply of steam. Instead, the heating medium is a cumene vapour from another distillation column further downstream.
The Alfa Laval Compabloc welded heat exchanger is probably the most compact and efficient heavy-duty heat exchanger in the world.
In addition to benefiting from the compactness of the Compabloc technology, UNIPAR achieved maximum heat recovery from one small unit, with very close temperature approach and low static head.
Technology Manager at UNIPAR