SGL Group Launches World’s Largest Graphite Plate Heat Exchanger
SGL Group – The Carbon Company has developed the largest graphite plate heat exchanger in the world.
The new model provides flow rates of up to 250 m³/h and can be expanded on a modular basis. Its main field of use is heating or cooling of liquid corrosive substances. The innovative plate design enables more efficient energy use and thus exceptional energy savings in chemical processes. Frank Wittchen, Head of the Business Unit Process Technology Division: “The impressive size and modular expansion options enable applications, which previously would have required the use of annular-groove, block or shell and tube heat exchangers. Plate heat exchangers require up to 75 % less heat exchange area while still achieving comparable performance.” The global market introduction under the brand name Diabon® is scheduled for June 2013. Leading European chemical companies have already placed orders during the prelaunch phase via the company´s partner Alfa Laval. This underscores the years of successful cooperation between Alfa Laval and SGL Group in the field of Diabon plate heat exchangers, in which SGL Group focuses on development and production while Alfa Laval focuses on global sales. (6/2013)