hiTRAN Thermal Systems offer a wide range of cost benefits, reducing both capital and operating costs for process plants.
When considering the cost of new heat exchangers, the total installed cost of the equipment will be considerably higher than the cost of the heat exchanger alone. Installed costs are a strong function of heat exchanger size, weight and complexity. Because hiTRAN Thermal Systems allow smaller, lighter and simpler heat exchanger designs, cost benefits are realised in many ways:
- direct reduction in heat exchanger cost
- reduced number of heat exchanger shells/bays
- lower electrical installation costs for air-cooled heat exchangers
- less piping, valves and instrumentation
- lighter equipment
- smaller installations
- reduced transport and lifting costs
- reduced maintenance costs
In retrofit applications, hiTRAN Thermal Systems will normally represent the cheapest solution available. Rapid installation and the avoidance of changes to the plant structure allow more throughput, better heat recovery and improved performance at minimal cost. Compared to the high cost of adding heat transfer area, hiTRAN Thermal Systems provide a very cost-effective solution.
Case studies illustrate cost benefits
Cost benefits are best illustrated through case studies such as those below. Full details of each case study can be found in CASE STUDIES >>