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Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply air cooler systems to a gas processing plant in the U.S. The order has a value of approximately SEK 110 million. It is booked in the Welded Heat Exchangers unit of the Energy Division, with deliveries scheduled for 2019.

The order comprises Alfa Laval Niagara’s air cooler systems and they will be used in two different steps of the process. They will be part of a refrigeration system to separate the natural gas into its individual pure component streams – and also part of the cooling process, where these streams are cooled into natural gas liquids and fractionated (distilled) into ethane, propane and butane.

“Safe and reliable process equipment is extremely important in the area of gas processing. Our evaporative air cooler systems are well recognized for their performance and they meet the high demands from customers in the gas industry,” says Susanne Pahlén Åklundh, President of the Energy Division.

Did you know that… ethane, propane and butane can be separated from the natural gas and then used, for example, as feed stock for petrochemical plants, for household heating or as fuel for vehicles?

 

SOURCE Alfa Laval