Increase Output Without a Bricks and Mortar Investment
Building a new plant is a big decision that has many benefits, as well as drawbacks. On the upside, you can optimize layout and define optimal capacity, taking advantage of the latest technologies, to have a truly up-to-date, efficient facility.
On the downside, it takes a long time to take advantage of a brand new plant's capacity and in the process industries, the permitting process can be extraordinarily complicated and time consuming. Perhaps there is an opportunity to review existing operations and consider ways to increase output within the confines of the existing facility. If heat exchangers are in the field of opportunity, as they very often are, Vipertex® can help.
Vipertex® enhanced surfaces can increase heat transfer as much as fivefold, compared to smooth tube. Vipertex® flat rolled patterns provide increased surface area and can add a heat transfer function, as well. Using Vipertex® as part of your existing plant expansion strategy can help you:
- Realize revenue from new capacity faster than a Greenfield site
- Preserve capital for other investment opportunities
- Use less energy per unit produced
- Payback for these enhanced tubes is typically less than 18 months
Whether you are retrofitting an existing installation or building new, let us help you determine the economic value of using Vipertex®. To start investigating how Vipertex® can help you expand your operation, click here.