Rising costs, environmental regulations and global food demand are pressuring NPK fertilizer manufacturers to improve efficiency. Highly complex and corrosive processes make this difficult. Whether producing single or multi-nutrient fertilizers, manufacturers can depend on durable, corrosion-resistant Alfa Laval Diabon® plate-and-frame heat exchangers to last long and increase productivity.
Improving efficiency for NPK fertilizer production
Producing NPK fertilizers involves mixing the precise ratios of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in highly corrosive environments. Alfa Laval can help increase uptime, boost heat recovery and realize fast return on investment.
The Alfa Laval Diabon® range of heat exchangers features unique graphite plates with outstanding corrosion-resistant properties. These withstand the harshest environments, ensuring long equipment life with maximum uptime and minimal fouling, stress and fatigue.
Compact and flexible, our Diabon graphite plate heat exchangers typical take up only 40% of the space required for comparable shell-and-tube and carbon block heat exchangers. This frees up valuable floor space and makes it easy to install in confined spaces to boost the capacity of existing plants.
Efficient Diabon® plate heat exchangers give Belgium fertilizer plant “license to operate”
An old-fashioned open cooling system threatened to leave Tessenderlo Chemie’s potassium sulphate fertilizer plant in Ham, Belgium with hydrochloric acid contaminated waste streams that would put the facility’s profitability at risk. Alfa Laval had the solution.