No platform space required
By installing a Subsea Heat Exchanger instead of a conventional Air-Cooled Cooler or Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger, you will save 100% of the original required platform space. The Subsea Heat Exchanger is installed subsea and therefore does not require any platform space. Subsea Heat Exchangers also have the advantage of not requiring driving power and hardly any maintenance.
Dealing with pollution
Subsea cooling is unfortunately not protected against biological pollution. The rate of biological pollution is highly dependent on the location of the platform - around the equator, or near the poles, or somewhere in between - the depth of the sea and the level of the Heat Exchanger. This means that a specific solution must be devised for each project. This requires close cooperation between our customer experts and our specialists. Pre-engineering is necessary before a sound and solid design can be presented. However, keep in mind that any maintenance interval for a Subsea Heat Exchanger will be significantly longer than the maintenance interval for a seawater pump.