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Kelvion wins heat exchangers contract

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Kelvion has won a contract of approximately €9 million for the supply of several K°Bloc compact welded plate heat exchangers to a refinery group in Asia. The units will support the group's aim of increasing production capacity by 150% and reaching 360 000 bpd capacity as target of the modernisation programme.

As a high efficient heat transfer solution, K°Bloc is a perfect fit to maximise the efficiency, reduce emissions and the impact on project CAPEX. This expansion will also enable the refinery to produce high-quality fuels of Euro V standard. “We are very happy to help this renowned refinery group to achieve their aim of increasing production capacity with maximised efficiency and minor impact to the environment”, commented Tanguy Boisselet, Vice-President Sales for Asia-Pacific.

K°Bloc units were chosen for crude oil preheating duties in the crude distillation unit (CDU) because of its proven experience in providing high efficiency, reliability, robustness and corrosion resistance in the most severe and critical applications They also meet the customer's specifications for optimal thermal design, energy saving and minimal fouling, compared with conventional shell & tube heat exchangers.

In the CDU, K°Bloc units will be used for the following:

  • Pre-flash column overhead vapour/crude oil.
  • Pre-flash column overhead vapour/cooling water.
  • Light, heavy and full range naphtha/crude oil.
  • Kerosene/crude oil.
  • Kerosene/desalted crude oil.
  • Atmospheric residue/desalted crude oil.

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