Cooling the flaming giant
Alfa Laval has installed 12 air coolers at Mittal Steel Ostrava (MSO)in the Czech Republic. The prime reasons for MSO purchasing Alfa Laval equipment were that the air coolers made a perfect fit, and that they save valuable cooling water.DATE 2023-11-28
Other major benefits include the fact that the circulating water is clean and that the pressure used is optimized to match the specific process. This makes locating any leakages much quicker and easier, so that incidents that might result in unscheduled maintenance work and downtime can be avoided.
The new objectives were mainly to reduce:
- water consumption
- operating costs for make-up/fresh water and water treatment chemicals
- any risk of fouling, scaling and corrosion
- the repair costs expected for open cooling systems with towers.