Aalborg XS-TC7A economizer to optimise use of waste heat
Alfa Laval, a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has received an order for its Aalborg XS-TC7A waste heat recovery (WHR) economizers for installation after auxiliary engines onboard the entire fleet of the United Arab Shipping Company, the largest regional container ship operator. Delivery is scheduled for later this year.
Alfa Laval has further cemented its commercial leadership in waste heat recovery systems with the introduction of its Aalborg XS-TC7A waste heat recovery (WHR) economizers in 2012. In February of this year, Alfa Laval received one of its most prominent orders to date that involves the supply and installation of the economizers for all United Arab Shipping Company fleet vessels.
With its small footprint and the lowest possible weight to output ratio, the Aalborg XS-TC7A economizer optimizes the use of waste heat from the auxiliary engine exhaust gases during voyage and port stays. When used in combination with a waste heat recovery system installed after main engine, the Aalborg XS-TC7A contributes to significant reductions in the oil consumption on the oil-fired boiler under most load conditions. Each unit will be specially tailored to the individual ship and engine design with due consideration to the existing uptake backpressure and other critical factors.
“United Arab Shipping Company expects the highest standard of supply and service from Alfa Laval, and their technologies contribute towards our company’s mission to promote safety, security and environmental protection both at sea and ashore,” notes Mr. Naif Al Khalidi, Vice President, CPCD, at United Arab Shipping Company.
“This order confirms the ship owners’ increased focus on environmental protection and interest in realizing fuel cost savings from smart solutions using the available waste heat onboard,” says Hans-Henrik Jensen, Vice President, Marine & Diesel Division, Alfa Laval.
“Ship owners know and trust that Aalborg waste heat recovery systems for use after the main engines save money and reduce emissions. We now see a growing tide of ship owners like United Arab Shipping Company interested in capturing waste heat from auxiliary engines and placing their trust in the Aalborg XS-TC7A.”
Source: Alfa Laval