Making your tanker operations more profitable
No matter what types of cargo your tankers carry, smooth cargo operations are the key to their profitability. Having served the marine industry for over 100 years, Alfa Laval has the equipment solutions, knowledge and services to keep your tankers efficient and safe. Beyond peace of mind, that means more on your bottom line. Our offering for tankers extends from bow to stern, but at its heart are the cargo handling solutions that mean the most for your business. Framo and Scanjet expertise are central components in a strong Alfa Laval portfolio devoted to tanker needs.
Alfa Laval tanker solutions to keep you ahead
The Framo advantage
More than a half-century after its introduction, the Framo submerged cargo pump is still a unique solution – used by nearly all vessels in the world that handle liquid cargo. Framo cargo pumping systems mean quick turnaround and high vessel utilization.
• Pump any type of liquid cargo, no matter how sensitive or viscous – and switch efficiently between cargoes
• Carry anything from acids to drinking water without cargo contamination
• Strip tanks efficiently while reducing the amount of slop
Intelligence from Scanjet
Scanjet is the world’s leading manufacturer of tank cleaning equipment, supplying over 70% of the global tanker fleet. Scanjet’s ITAMA (Intelligent Tank Management) concept encompasses every aspect of tank set-up, management and measurement.
• Integrate key aspects of tank maintenance, from tank cleaning to vapour emission control
• Optimize tank cleaning process times to reduce the use of water and fuel
• Monitor level, temperature and pressure in all tanks on board
Framo cargo pumps allow efficient switching between different cargoes. A cargo pumping system must be able to discharge, drain and clean the cargo tanks in an efficient manner to make the vessel ready to receive a new cargo. For safety, the pumps must efficiently empty cargo tanks and associated cargo piping to meet the most stringent requirements – and withstand the tough impact during hours of tank cleaning afterwards.
The Framo cargo pump is a vertical single-stage centrifugal pump powered by a hydraulic motor for safe and efficient operation. All Framo cargo pumps are made in stainless steel and designed with a smooth and easy-to-clean surface featuring a limited number of flanges for a superior ability to pump any liquid. The pump design allows operation with a minimum of liquid in the tank, which saves time spent on drainage and tank cleaning.
Framo deck-mounted cargo heaters eliminate the need for intank heating coils. The cargo tank interior can be made with a flush tank top free from coils, brackets and clamps, which facilitates quicker stripping with less cargo remaining in the tank. The cargo tank washing can be performed quicker, with less consumption of washing water and less slop handling.
Framo deck-mounted cargo heaters provide high flexibility to heat all traded cargoes, such as heavy fuel oils, oil products, palm oils and other chemicals that may require a gentle heating procedure. The specially shaped heating elements secure easy cargo circulation and have a low surface temperature against the cargo. The high capacity and low pressure drop results in low power consumption during circulation and secures good mixing and heat distribution inside the cargo tank.
Proven safety for volatile cargo
Alfa Laval Smit systems for inert gas production have long led the market when it comes to tanker safety. Multiple inert gas production methods and a modular construction allow a perfect match for your vessel and cargo.
Inert gas production
For decades, Alfa Laval has optimized the safety of volatile cargo under the Smit name. Alfa Laval Smit
systems produce inert gas through a number of methods, adapted to the safety requirements posed by IMO and the classification societies. Most systems use the unique Ultramizing® principle, which atomizes the fuel oil for sootfree combustion, even at partial loads. Over the years, their design has become increasingly modular, which streamlines both their footprint and the installation process.
Heating and cooling for LPG cargo efficiency
Global growth in LPG demand has increased the need for LPG transportation. Alfa Laval heat exchangers are the ideal choice for the specialized cargo handling equipment required on LPG carriers.
LPG cargo handling
LPG loading demands efficient cooling in the cargo condenser. Alfa Laval semi-welded plate heat exchangers are the best technology for LPG cargo condensation and LPG fuel gas conditioning, providing clear benefits in efficiency, robustness and serviceability. Alfa Laval copperbrazed heat exchangers excel as compressor oil coolers, and vessels that also carry ethylene can use them for the refrigerant intercoolers – or choose 100% stainless steel AlfaNovaM heat exchangers if ammonia is the refrigerant.
24/7 Service & Support
Alfa Laval Marine Service experts are available for you anytime and anywhere. Besides the needs of the moment, we handle the long-term work of keeping uptime high, costs low and your equipment performing at its best.
Always present, always on call
With service centres, field service engineers and distribution worldwide, our Alfa Laval Marine Service network is always on the job. When you contact our 24/7 Service & Support, our service experts coordinate everything to solve your need – across oceans, continents and time zones. Whatever your location or the time of day, one call or e-mail is all it takes. Beyond parts and support, our Alfa Laval Marine Service offering comprises a full range of services – digital as well as physical. It includes solutions for every stage of your equipment’s life cycle, as well your vessel’s wider needs. Turn to us to optimize performance, safeguard compliance, boost efficiency and secure your peace of mind.