An Alfa Laval condenser and reboiler is saving space at the Syzran oil refinery

Alfa Laval Compabloc condensers and reboilers take up very little space, so they were a natural contender when a new stripper tower was required for the gas sweetening process at the Syzran oil refinery.

DATE 2023-11-28

Inspection and cleaning are seldom required, but these tasks are made easy due to the minimal space requirements. Downtime is thus significantly reduced, compared with shell-and-tube units.

The Alfa Laval Compabloc reboilers have been in operation since January 2002, and the general consensus of opinion at the Syzran refinery is that the Compabloc units work extremely well. 

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. 

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The decision to install the extremely compact Compabloc solution instead of traditional shell-and-tube units enabled YUKOS to save both money and space.

About the customer

The Syzran oil refinery in Russia, run by the YUKOS Oil Company, has a capacity of 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day. When the plant was extended, Alfa Laval Compabloc reboiler and condenser units were installed instead of traditional shell-and-tube units.