C3R Chiller condensers

Raise chiller capacity with Alfa Laval heat exchangers

DATE 2019-10-22

Condensation in the chiller system is most often performed in a set of large shell-and-tube heat exchangers. These condensers are often designed with a tight temperature approach, making performance very sensitive to scaling and fluctuating cooling-water temperatures. The results are high maintenance costs and production loss.

Fluctuating chiller load over the year leads to variations in the velocity of the incoming gas. This may cause vibrations and damages in the tube bundle, leading to unplanned repairs.

Customized solutions to increase capacity

Alfa Laval can supply customized solutions that help solve these problems and boost capacity. Alfa Laval has long experience in industrial refrigeration and can deliver everything from a single booster condenser to complete systems including vaporizer and condensers.

Compabloc’s high thermal efficiency and low pressure drop makes it ideal for condensing duties, especially where space is limited. Its compact size means it is easily added to existing systems to remedy capacity problems.

Maximize uptime

Cleaning intervals for shell-and-tube condensers can be prolonged by installing a Compabloc as a booster. When fouling starts to build up or the cooling water temperature rises, Compabloc compensates for the capacity loss in the shell-and-tubes.

The robust, all-welded design makes Compabloc insensitive to vibrations, eliminating the need for repairs. The highly turbulent flow means it is much less prone to fouling on the cooling-water side, and keeps cleaning to a minimum.

Alfa Laval Compabloc heat exchangerThe compact, fully welded Compabloc heat exchanger is designed to operate with a wide range of aggressive media and at high temperatures and pressures. 

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Benefits and features

  • Highly competitive capital and installation costs
  • More capacity in a small space
  • Higher heat recovery resulting in lower emissions
  • Long service intervals and easy service access for low lifetime costs