A story of progress - plate coolers improve energy consumption
By: Filippo Colucci (Fertilizer Manager Worldwide)
Fertilizer processing plants have continually been under pressure to revamp operations in order to remain competitive in today's market. They are also dealing with tight operating margins and the need to comply with current and new environmental regulations.
Just over 20 years ago, a new technology was introduced to the fertilizer industry by Solex Thermal Science Inc. - an indirect plate heat exchanger that was used as a final cooling step before the product was stored. This method of cooling provided an alternative to the traditional fluid bed cooler and drum cooler, which was the previous industry standard. It offered several key advantages compared to the fluid bed, including lower energy consumption, lower air volumes, and a smaller footprint. There were also savings in installed capital costs by eliminated the large air handling system for the air coolers, which were need for the fluid bed coolers.
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