Heatric diffusion bonded exchangers bring significant benefits to floating processing facilities as they can perform within a much lower size and weight envelope when compared to other heat transfer units such as shell and tube.
The significant savings in weight and space created by adopting diffusion bonded heat exchanger technology creates huge project savings in topside structural requirements and increased efficiency in space utilisation - a premium consideration in floating processing applications.
Their small size and weight also provides other operational project savings in terms of transport to site, handling, installation and a reduction in pipework requirements during connection to the processing train.
Due to their solid-state construction, diffusion bonded heat exchangers also bring other key benefits to floating processing applications in terms of safety and combining multiple processes within a single unit if required.
Heatric have provided over 150 printed circuit heat exchangers for multiple duties in floating processing applications for companies such as Petrobras, Total and SBM.
Units supplied for these projects include;