MOSCOW (MRC) -- Tranter received an order from a European based EPC company for a petrochemical project in Europe, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.
The project is one of the largest petrochemical investments in Europe in the last two decades.
Tranter's scope of delivery to the project is a total of 37 large heat exchangers, including four jumbo-sized shell-and-plate heat exchangers that will be used in close temperature approach heat recovery services. These shell-and-plate heat exchangers each hold around 1100 plates, which corresponds to 1060 m2 of heat transfer surface.
In addition, Tranter’s scope includes another five shell-and-plate heat exchangers handling heat transfer between flammable liquids, four NovusBloc heat exchangers in 254SMO for high fouling and high temperature services, and 24 large and medium sized gasketed plate heat exchangers in low temperature/non-flammable services.
"The latest addition to our product portfolio, our NovusBloc welded plate heat exchanger, enabled us to offer the most efficient and suitable plate heat exchangers for each of the many heat transfer services required for this plant, thus giving us competitive advantage towards our customer’s key decision criteria," said Thomas Cassirer, Sales Manager, Global Accounts.
This plant is one of the first of its kind in Europe in many years and is built to produce important chemical raw materials for other plants, which produce plastics, fibers, detergents and other downstream chemicals.
We remind that, as MRC informed before, Kraton Corporation has recently announced its CirKular+ performance enhancement series C2000 and C3000 have been approved as fully compatible with recycling of polypropylene (PP) containers in Europe according to RecyClass. Pellets containing 5 wt.% of either CirKular+ C2000 or C3000 resin blended in an injection molding PP grade matrix were tested according to the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) critical guidance for PP rigid containers.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 2,487,450 tonnes in 2021, up by 13% year on year. Shipments of all grades of ethylene polymers increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market totalled 1,494.280 tonnes, up by 21% year on year. Deliveries of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased, whreas.shipments of PP random copolymers decreased significantly.