SGL Group wins biggest order in history for DIABON® graphite shell and tube heat exchangers

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SGL Group wins biggest order in history for DIABON® graphite shell and tube heat exchangers

DIABON Rohrbuendelwaermeuebertrager DIABON Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
  • Order placed by KGHM Polska Miedz
  • Clear focus on customer benefits - high process reliability and lifetime

Wiesbaden, November 9, 2015. SGL Group – The Carbon Company – won the biggest single order for graphite shell and tube heat exchangers in its history. Being placed last month by KGHM Polska Miedz, one of the largest producers of copper and silver in the world, it comprises the supply of Graphite Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers used for the efficient cooling of a wash liquor containing sulfuric acid. The order has a low single-digit million euro volume.

The heat exchangers are equipped with SGL Group’s high performance DIABON® graphite tubes providing the highest efficiency available on the market of 130/70 W/mK. In addition the tubes are covered with CARBOGUARD® carbon fiber wrapping, developed and patented by SGL Group, which further improves the safety and reliability of the equipment. Small footprint of the installation and minimized maintenance costs over the equipment lifetime are just some of the key benefits from these features.

Klaus Baldermann, Director of the Product Group Equipment & Service of the Business Unit Graphite Materials and Systems: “The contract with KGHM Polska Miedz is another proofpoint of our focus on long-term reliable partnerships with customers in the field of process technologies, and the provision of significant customer benefits during the whole lifetime of the equipment.”

The core competencies of SGL Group in the field of engineered products for corrosive applications comprises of a broad material base, equipment manufacturing know-how, engineering and project execution excellence as well as fast services over the complete lifecycle.

SGL Group’s Business Unit Graphite Materials and Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty graphites and an established provider for equipment and systems for the process technology. The Business Unit offers advanced solutions even for challenging applications enabling its customer’s operational advantages.


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