Reduced maintenance costs

The Kakogawa coke plant is a technically advanced production facility.The computerized system used in the plant's production line featuresstate-of-the-art information technology that enables the companyto achieve a high level of automation, continuous operation and great efficiency.

DATE 2023-11-28

In 2000, corrosion in the four shell-and-tube heat exchangers had reached such a serious state that they all needed replacing. The Kakogawa management therefore decided to investigate more modern process equipment.

A gasket-free, all-welded plate heat exchanger could only be used if it was possible to regularly open and clean the unit. This made Alfa Laval Compabloc heat exchangers the only logical solution.

Alfa Laval Compabloc heat exchangerThe compact, fully welded Compabloc heat exchanger is designed to operate with a wide range of aggressive media and at high temperatures and pressures. 

More about Compabloc 


  • lower investment costs
  • less maintenance cost and time 
  • compact design
  • less fowling