Why make the change from shell-and-tubes?

For many years, shell-and-tube heat exchangers were the standard choice for regulating temperatures in the most demanding petrochemical applications. But shell-and-tubes not only take up a great deal of valuable plant space, they also have high total lifecycle cost.

That’s one reason why many petrochemical producers have already switched to more compact plate-and-shell heat exchangers like Alfa Laval DuroShell. Thanks to groundbreaking engineering, DuroShell makes it possible to reduce energy consumption within a smaller footprint.

Small in size, big in savings

In an increasingly competitive global chemicals market, the ability to produce more at a lower cost has never been more important. DuroShell’s unique, compact design ensures a lower capital investment than traditional shell-and-tubes, while simultaneously allowing capacity to be added in a limited space. It also minimizes maintenance costs throughout the equipment’s lifecycle.

Of course, one of the biggest costs in production is energy. Here too, DuroShell provides new advantages. With thermal efficiency far greater than traditional shell-and-tubes, and even 15-20% higher than conventional plate-and-shell heat exchangers, it offers significant lifetime energy savings.

5 reasons to make the switch

Find out why it makes sense to switch from shell-and-tubes to DuroShell.