Swedish plant installs Alfa Laval Compabloc heat exchangers

SSAB Oxelösund is the largest Nordic manufacturer of heavy steel plate,with an annual production in the vicinity of 580,000 tonnes. This Swedish company is also a world leader in the specialist field of quenched and tempered steels, and produces well-known brand names such as HARDOX and WELDOX.

DATE 2023-11-28

The five Alfa Laval Compabloc heat exchangers are installed in the benzene recovery part of the SSAB coke oven plant. Prior to installing the Compabloc units, SSAB had used other types of heat exchangers. 

However, the company decided to look for alternative solutions to try to reduce the intensive maintenance requirements. The choice lay between spiral heat exchangers and Compablocs. Spiral heat exchangers have a solid reputation within the coke oven gas process industry, so SSAB was initially hesitant to use the lesser-known Compabloc type.

Alfa Laval Compabloc heat exchangerThe compact, fully welded Compabloc heat exchanger is designed to operate with a wide range of aggressive media and at high temperatures and pressures. 

More about Compabloc 


  • Achieved energy savings of 30%
  • Obtain better quality benzene

Customer's voice

The Compabloc heat exchangers just keep on running with only a minimum of maintenance.

Helmut Moser
Maintenance Engineer