Optimizing Thermal Integration And Maintenance
Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers are particularly suited for the realities of biofuels processes:
- High flow rates
- High-solids liquids
- Gas phase flows
They deliver high uptime performance, while their superior heat transfer efficiency reduces fuel costs. Specifying Tranter heat exchangers in new plant designs or retrofits is key to reducing operating costs.
Heating And Interchanging Using Surplus Heat Reduces Steam Consumption
Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers
extract and apply heat from dryer exhaust or other high- or low-grade surplus heat sources to reduce boiler fuel bills, applying surplus heat to:
- Boiler feedwater
- Feedstocks and intermediates: juice, mash, fatty acids; methanol/catalyst, glycerol, glycerol/biodiesel
Highly Efficient Biomass Dryer And Reactor Heating
Air heaters serving biomass dryers can be fabricated using PLATECOIL Prime Surface Banks with steam-saving efficiency. Dryer shells and internal agitators can also be fabricated from PLATECOIL Prime Surface panels.
Heated vessels used in acid hydrolysis cellulosic cooking can be fabricated using PLATECOIL Prime Surface heating banks as immersion heaters. These include both first- and second-stage hydrolysis vessels and acid reconcentrator towers. Their even heating prevents under- or over-heating of process flows.
Coolers Control Process Quality, Prevent Degradation And Protect Equipment
The low hold-up volume and fast response of Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers cools and precisely controls temperature of mash, beer, column bottoms, fatty acids, ethanol, condensate and lube oil for rotating machinery.
Complete Condensation Saves Energy and Boosts Throughput
Either Tranter Plate Heat Exchangers or Shell & Plate units serve as condensers and vent condensers for ethanol, syrup, methanol and turbine exhaust steam. Their efficiency and response promotes complete condensation for better throughput and impressive energy savings.
Efficient Bulk Tank Heating Keeps Viscous Fluids Flowing Year Round
The natural convective heating induced by PLATECOIL banks keeps the entire contents evenly heated without scorching. It also reduces steam consumption. Suction heaters can perform the same function, while reducing pumping energy requirements.