Navkratis delivered 13 electric heaters of 27 KW to a major ship management company based in Limassol, Cyprus that was requesting a solution for the preheating of lube oil before the purifier in case boiler is not in operation and therefore the existing steam heater can’t be used.
Basically the idea was that in SECA the client has no need for the boiler and wants to still run ME LO Px without need for steam. The main technical specifications of this project provided by client for designing & customizing the electric heaters were the following:
Our electric heaters will be installed in parallel with the existing steam heaters so that to be used only when this is needed by the crew with few modifications on the lube oil piping system. They are designed to work with high viscosity crude oils and water when there is no other heating medium available. The marine type EH series shell & tube heat exchangers are primarily used as initial or extra heating of LUBE OIL or FUEL OIL or WATER in ships. Their flexible design and wide heat range (from 9 kW to 225kW) makes them well suited for any application where backup or booster heating is required or where electric power is the cheapest or the only available power source.
The main features of the new series Electrical heaters are the following: