Lummus Technology has launched its latest heat exchanger technology, the Helixchanger® 2.0 system.
Helixchanger 2.0 technology improvements include enhanced throughput and reduced pressure drop while continuing to mitigate shell side fouling and eliminate vibrations from the original design. These operational efficiencies translate into extended run lengths and reduced cleaning and utility costs.
The first-generation Helixchanger® heat exchanger incorporates industry-proven quadrant-shaped baffle plates that create a shell-side helical flow pattern. This configuration provides operational and capital benefits such as extending the operating period between cleaning campaigns of crude preheat exchangers, reducing capital costs in a petrochemical plant and improving energy-efficiency of feed/effluent towers.