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Tranter to deliver heat exchangers to large petrochemical investment in Europe

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Tranter has received an order from a European-based EPC company for a petrochemical project in Eastern Europe. The project is one of the largest Petrochemical investments in Europe in the last two decades.

Tranter's scope of delivery to the project is a total of 37 large heat exchangers from all of its product lines. This includes four jumbo-sized shell-and-plate heat exchangers that will be used in close temperature approach heat recovery services. These shell-and-plate heat exchangers are the largest of their kind and each unit holds around 1100 plates which corresponds to 1060 m2 of heat transfer surface. In addition to the jumbo-sized shell-and-plate heat exchangers, Tranter’s scope includes another five shell-and-plate heat exchangers handling heat transfer between flammable liquids, four NovusBloc® heat exchangers in 254SMO for high-fouling and high-temperature services, and 24 large and medium-sized gasketed plate heat exchangers in low-temperature/non-flammable services.

"The latest addition to our product portfolio, our NovusBloc® welded plate heat exchanger, enabled us to offer the most efficient and suitable plate heat exchangers for each of the many heat transfer services required for this plant, thus giving us competitive advantage towards our customer’s key decision criteria” says Thomas Cassirer, Sales Manager, Global Accounts.

This plant is one of the first of its kind in Europe in many years and is built to produce important chemical raw materials for other plants which produce plastics, fibers, detergents and other downstream chemicals. Although many similar investments have been made recently in the Middle East and Northeast Asia, this is an important project for European market.

Thomas Cassirer continues "this order is a direct result of long-term work to qualify Tranter’s products for this specific process. This specific project shows that long-term hard work with technology conversion pays off in the long run, and a major landmark project like this makes the benefit of it even more evident."

The order was placed to Tranter Beijing who will also manage all supply chain activities for the scope of the order.

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