Bonding of heat exchangers for high temperatures and pressures
|Coordinator||Alfa Laval Lund AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 442 036|
|Project duration||March 2017 - June 2017|
Purpose and goal
The overall purpose of the project was to increase Alfa Laval´s knowledge of heat exchanger for high pressure and temperature (HPHT). The experimental goal of the project was to optimize and test Alfa Laval´s bonding methods of materials that are suitable for use in HPHT. The experiments consisted of bonding trails and subsequent tests under the above-mentioned conditions. The personal goal of the project was to lay the foundations for a successful career at Alfa Laval through increased knowledge of HPHT heat exchangers in combination with the experience of working abroad.
Expected results and effects
Strengthened cooperation between Alfa Laval and Brayton Energy has provided good insight into the potential market for next-generation HTHP heat exchanger and how these will be designed, assembled, tested and ultimately manufactured in Sweden. In addition, the project manager has developed in such a way that career possibilites has improved. In addition, a collaboration project has been initiated with a potential customer who sees great potential in Alfa Laval´s bonding methods and the resulting heat exchangers.
Planned approach and implementation
During the project, the project manager was located at Brayton Energy north of Boston. Key personnel at Brayton Energy have shared knowledge and excellence in both brazing, construction and testing of heat exchanger. In addition, Brayton Energy has, through scheduled meetings, shared new knowledge to the project leader about the potential market for the type of heat exchangers investigated. During the project, managers from Alfa Laval, both Swedish and US-based, have visited Brayton Energy to follow up the project.