Air Products Rotterdam
Replacement of existing 45 year old condenser, built by Balcke Duerr (SPX).
The investment was less than the price of the competition.
Payback time: less than 1.5 years.
- With nominal operation conditions 16% over design to overcome losses by wind and fouling.
- Special turbo operation possible using frequency converters running at 60 HZ, giving 35% more performance.
- Vacuum steam ejector system with an over design of 400%, for excellent extraction, even with leaks.
- 20% more steam duct surface to reduce the steam velocity and pressure drop over the duct
- Single row design for the bundles with a 2 mm thick tube wall
- Range of control 4 to 30 t/h
- Integrated freeze protection.
- No pump wells, all auxiliaries under ACC at ground level.
Project duration from award to commissioning: one year.
Comment by the client:
The ACC runs as a bomb, we should have done this project years ago.