Plate-and-shell heat exchangers with unique features

Thanks to its unique design, an Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchanger outperforms traditional heat exchanger solutions by far. Find out more about the unique features that make Alfa Laval Packinox the industry standard in catalytic reforming and paraxylene production.


Explosion forming

Alfa Laval Packinox Explosion Forming maximizes reliability

High-strength plates with long, reliable lifetime 

The pattern on a Packinox heat transfer plate is formed by the shockwave from an underwater explosion. This one-step operation minimizes residual stresses in the plates, making them mechanically stronger. The end result is very high operating reliability and longevity.



Alfa Laval Packinox+ with HyperCut increases reliability and reduces pressure drop

Unique plate design that increases reliability and reduces pressure drop

The design of our patented HyperCut plates increases the mechanical robustness and operating reliability of your Packinox heat exchanger, reduces the pressure drop over the distribution areas, and improves operability. This makes it possible to maximize heat recovery, and in turn minimize size and CAPEX, or to reduce the overall pressure drop


Take a look at the video to the right to find out more about how you can improve reliability and efficiency in your operations with HyperCut.


Spray Bar

Alfa Laval Packinox Spray Bar

Spray Bar optimizes mixing 

Internal mixing of the liquid feed and recycle gas is unique for Packinox heat exchangers. Our patented Spray Bar technology ensures perfect mixing, resulting in better heat transfer, less mechanical stress and more reliable operation compared to mixing in the inlet pipe. 



Alfa Laval ALOnline digital services for maximum uptime and performance

Digital services for maximum uptime and performance 

We offer a range of digital services for our Packinox heat exchangers, including process optimization, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance through our Packinox Performa software, as well as remote guidance and support from our experts via video link.

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ALOnsite - Qualified support at your facility
Qualified support at your facility 

No matter where you are located, you are never far from a local team of trained Alfa Laval service engineers. To make sure you get the most from your Packinox heat exchanger, we can always dispatch support to your facility – even at short notice.

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