“A leading Italian manufacturer of ceramic tiles approached Alfa Laval with a request for a heat exchanger capable of preheating a ceramic slurry using recovered heat. None of the previously tested heat exchangers had been able to handle the slurry without clogging, but an Alfa Laval spiral heat exchanger stood the test. The result was a 5 GWh cut in yearly energy consumption per plant and a corresponding 2500 tonnes reduction in CO2 emissions!

Italy is famous for its stylish and high-quality tiles, used in residential and commercial projects around the world. After a leading manufacturer approached Alfa Laval with their heat recovery challenges, a system utilizing a welded spiral heat exchanger proved a success where others had failed. The result was 5 GWh of energy and 2500 ton CO2 saved per plant and year. In total they have 9 plants.


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