Base chemical production

To successfully manufacture base chemicals, production costs must be low while quality, consistency and efficiency high. Alfa Laval has the widest selection of heat exchangers and separation systems. From compact heat exchangers and air-cooled units to specialized shell-and-tubes as well as separators and decanters, our equipment is designed to perform tough tasks - reliably and cost-effectively.

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Optimizing base chemicals production in the petrochemical industry

The demand for petrochemical products is increasing due to rising living standards and the growing demand for a wide range of products from packaging material and plastic bags to household appliances such as refrigerators through to automobiles. This has contributed to the increased use of base chemicals, such as ethylene, propylene, ammonia/urea, methanol, butadiene and aromatics, that are derived from petroleum, natural gas or coal.

Increased profitability in base chemicals production requires maximum plant efficiency. Alfa Laval offers you a wide range of solutions to attain this goal. We help you match highly efficient equipment to your specific requirements in order to reduce energy use and installation cost while increasing plant reliability and throughput. For instance, the Alfa Laval Compabloc ­is ideal for propylene production. This compact, high-performance thermal heat exchanger improves production efficiency in virtually any given space­ – whether an existing or new installation.

In addition to our wide selection of heat exchangers, Alfa Laval offers a broad  portfolio of separation equipment, including high-speed centrifuges to clean compressor lubrication oils as well as decanters to minimize the amount of process waste or wastewater.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you improve your operations.