Compact AlfaCond saves steam and slashes maintenance costs
Sappi Maastricht paper mill, the Netherlands, needed to replace their shell and tube heat exchanger which was frequently leaking. In addition it was difficult to access and expensive to maintain. AlfaCond solved the problems.PVM 2017-07-12
Leading paper producer Sappi Limited, Maastricht, the Netherlands, contacted Alfa Laval because a shell-and-tube condenser in the drying section needed to be replaced. It was leaking frequently, and every leak meant blocked off tubes, reduced area, loss of vacuum and condensate literally going down the drain rather than being used to generate steam for the paper mill’s drying process.
The AlfaCond is also extremely economical to maintain. The design and placement ensures that heat transfer surfaces are easy to access for inspection and mechanical cleaning. And service can be carried out in place without the need to dismantle the system.
Condensing plays an important part in process industries of virtually all kinds, including (energy), chemicals and food.
- Deeper vacuum saves steam
- Compact solution and easy installation
- Lower maintenance costs
- Easy access
In principle we’re happy with the result. We don’t have to look into it anymore – it works. Maintenance is happy. Production is happy. Everyone is happy.
Mr Peter Pijpers, manager Technology and Engineering Sappi Maastricht Mill