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Alfa Laval’s New LNG Heat Exchanger

June 17, 2015 in Companies, LNG, Marine, new products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Orders for Compact Unit from DSME in Korea

Alfa Laval is promoting “a completely new and very robust compact heat exchanger” for gas-fuel conditioning, and reports an initial order worth upwards of $2.9 million (24 million Swedish kroner) from Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

Alfa Laval says that its new heat exchanger for gaseous fuels ‘can handle temperatures and pressures far beyond other welded plate heat exchangers.’

Alfa Laval says that its new heat exchanger for gaseous fuels ‘can handle temperatures and pressures far beyond other welded plate heat exchangers.’

DSME will use the Alfa Laval heat exchanger on six new LNG carriers, the manufacturer says, on which it will re-liquefy cargo boiloff gas and simultaneously condition it as fuel – a “dual functionality.”

The new heat exchanger “is suitable for other gas-fueled ships as well,” Alfa Laval says. It “can handle temperatures and pressures far beyond other welded plate heat exchangers.”

Reaching a New Market

“To the marine industry, we can now offer solutions to handle alternative fuels, such as liquefied natural gas, on top of our offering for diesel-driven vessels,” Alfa Laval group president and CEO Lars Renström says in the heat exchanger announcement.

Deliveries to DSME are slated for this year and next.

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Source: Alfa Laval with HHP Insight follow-up

Alfa Laval Secures Daewoo LNG License

April 9, 2015 in Companies, LNG, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agreement Covers High Pressure Fuel Gas Supply Systems

Sweden’s Alfa Laval reports a patent license agreement with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for the use of DSME’s patents on high pressure fuel gas supply systems.

“The agreement signed in March 2015 enables Alfa Laval to further develop the Alfa Laval fuel conditioning modules for use with high pressure gas injection engine technology from MAN Diesel & Turbo,” states a release.

Niclas Dahl of Alfa Laval (right)

Niclas Dahl of Alfa Laval (right)

“It also signals Alfa Laval’s commitment to providing ship owners with more comprehensive solutions to use cleaner, affordable fuels, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), as alternatives to heavy fuel oil, marine diesel oil and marine gas oil.”

LNG Uptake to Increase

Alfa Laval said it will apply the DSME patents for LNG carriers that run on LNG, with an eye to “commercial ships of the future.”

“We fully expect the development of LNG technologies to continue and the uptake of LNG to increase over the next decade, and Alfa Laval will be well-positioned to meet the demand,” Alfa Laval marine energy market unit manager Niclas Dahl says in the DSME technology announcement.

Alfa Laval late last year acquired Korea’s CorHex, which manufactures compact printed circuit heat exchangers. The diffusion-bonded PCHEs “are excellent for, among other things, high-pressure LNG fuel gas applications,” the company says.

Alfa Laval’s LNG portfolio includes inert gas generators, gas combustion units, burners, boilers and heat exchangers.

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Source: Alfa Laval with HHP Insight follow-up



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