Heat exchanger supplier Tranter has secured an order for a direct reduced iron (DRI) plant set to be constructed in Germany.

The DRI plant, says Tranter, will reduce the carbon footprint of a traditional steel plant significantly by using green hydrogen and carbon capture.

Tranter’s plate and frame heat exchangers will be used in the process to capture and separate the carbon dioxide coming from the energy intense steel production process. The order is for four large plate and frame heat exchangers in stainless steel with extra hard EPDM gaskets that will be used for heat recovery in the removal process of CO2 from a gas stream, carried out by absorption in a continuous process with regenerable solvents.

“The subject of effective heat exchangers is getting more and more attention in the industry.''

Thomas Cassirer, director, global energy segment, Tranter

“The subject of effective heat exchangers is getting more and more attention in the industry. The fact that our products are key components for the world to reach their NetZero goals by 2030 is both encouraging for our own workers and makes us feel proud about our company and our product,” said Thomas Cassirer, director, global energy segment, Tranter.

Tranter’s heat exchangers will operate as lean/rich solvent interchanges and the lean solvent heat exchanger is part of the amine preparation before and after the carbon dioxide absorption.

“Tranter’s vast experience in amine applications and references on what special materials work well in the process was a key factor to gain the customer’s trust.''

Fredrik Nyström, sales manager, EPC Europe

“Tranter’s vast experience in amine applications and references on what special materials work well in the process was a key factor to gain the customer’s trust. Tranter’s local presence with our factory in Sweden and our service center in Germany was considered an added value for the end-user, making Tranter the first-choice provider for plate heat exchangers in this important project,” added Fredrik Nyström, sales manager, EPC Europe.

The heat exchangers were ordered by an Italian EPC contractor in the metal and mining industry and will be manufactured in Tranter’s factory in Vänersborg, Sweden.