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Marine Propulsion


One of the crucial requirements for systems on-board marine vessels and offshore platforms is to offer maximum potential duty in a minimal footprint. By using compact equipment operators can realise significant savings in both upfront structural costs, and long-term operational costs.

Heatric’s Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers (PCHEs) combine high-integrity and offer a wide operating range of heat transfer duties, in unit up to 85% smaller than competing technologies. The robustness, performance, compactness, and inherent safety benefits are key reasons that Heatric’s PCHEs are a key-enabling technology in a number of offshore applications.

The benefits that Heatric’s PCHEs have brought to sea-going vessels and platforms makes them particularly well suited to use in marine propulsion.

Boil-Off Gas (BOG) combustion

A key example of marine propulsion systems that can benefit from the use of PCHE is Boil-Off Gas combustion. During transport of Liquefied Natural Gas, an amount of the LNG evaporates due to temperature changes in the storage tanks of the carriers. In the past this evaporated gas was simply vented to atmosphere as it had to be removed from the tank to maintain pressure. It  is now heated by compressors and burned in the main boilers as fuel. Heatric’s PCHEs are an integral part of the Fuel Gas Supply System (FGSS) which preheats the boil-off gas to improve the efficiency of the fuel system.

With a range of benefits over traditional heat-exchanger technologies, Heatric’s PCHEs can be incorporated into these systems and a number of other duties where thermal effectiveness, compactness and safety are critical system considerations.

To learn more about Heatric’s PCHEs and how they are deployed in marine propulsion applications, send a message directly through the enquiry page or contact Heatric on:

+44 (0) 1202 627 000 

About Heatric

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Heatric, a division of Meggitt (UK) Limited, design and manufacture bespoke heat transfer solutions for selected energy markets. A world leader in heat exchanger technology, Heatric have produced over 2500 PCHEs for operation in extreme environments across the globe, for both existing and emerging energy markets.

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