Alfa Laval process solutions for refineries

Alfa Laval can optimize all types of refinery processes. Click on the links below to learn more about some of the processes that we have helped refineries revamp. Many of these improvements are applicable to other processes in crude oil refineries and aromatic plants too. Contact us for more information about how we can help upgrade your specific processes.

refinery plant applications

Renewable fuels production

Find out how smart design choices can help improve sustainability and profitability in plants producing renewable diesel.

cleantech_energy_savings_HIRES.pngDid you know that every year, Alfa Laval’s installed plate heat exchangers save refineries 54 TWh of energy? The corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions is over 13 million tonnes.

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Crude distillation

  • Increased capacity and product yield
  • Substantially lower energy consumption and CO2 emissions
  • Increased operating reliability
  • Reduced investment cost

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Crude oil desalting

  • Improved desalter efficiency
  • Maximal effluent cooling
  • Reduced cleaning and repair costs


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Catalytic reforming & isomerization

  • Increased capacity
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Improved product yield and quality
  • Reduced investment costs

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  • Improved reactor efficiency
  • Increased product yield and quality
  • Reduced investments in the refrigerant loop


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Renewable fuels production

  • Maximal feed stock flexibility
  • Improved product yield and quality
  • Minimal environmental footprint with maximal waste heat recovery and wastewater recycling

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Catalytic hydrotreatment

  • Increased capacity
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Increased cycle length and improved equipment on-stream availability
  • Highest equipment reliability

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Blue hydrogen production

  • Increased CO2 capture efficiency
  • Minimized energy and cooling water consumption
  • Reduced cost in CO2 compression package

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  • Maximal plant conversion rate and product yield
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Maximal run-length in-between heat exchanger cleanings

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