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Heatric Exchangers for FPSO and FLNG Facilities


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 a number of operational benefits to floating processing applications in terms of safety and the potential to combine multiple processes within a single unit if required.

Heatric floating processing vessels

Heatric has 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:

  • Discharge coolers
  • Inlet coolers
  • After coolers
  • CO2 coolers
  • Dewpoint exchangers
  • Suction coolers
  • Fuel gas pre-heaters
  • Dehydration units for feed water and pre-cooled mixed refrigerant (PMR) cooling
  • NGL extraction and liquefaction units
  • End flash gas units
  • Fractionation units
  • Refrigerant storage cooling


Heatric PCHE vs S&T size comparison

For more information on the deployment of Heatric exchangers in floating processing 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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