Alfa Laval has long promoted to the global market the benefits of its equipment to increase energy efficiency in industrial applications. Only now, the company is truly walking the walk. Alfa Laval’s Gunnesbo site in Lund, Sweden – the world’s largest heat exchanger plant – is now home to an ammonia installation that reuses waste heat and reduces heating costs by up to 80%.
“We are now in that sense in front because we know we will not incur any penalties due to the type of refrigerant. So that’s number one. We received some quotes of another type of non-natural refrigerant but it was decided that we will do this in a natural way.” Olsen said.
“In doing so we will reduce our annual carbon dioxide emissions by 140 tons, which equals 40 returns flights from Copenhagen to Cairo,” Hermansson said.