Qatalum is the largest aluminium smelter plant ever launched in one phase and is a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Norsk Hydro. Its annual capacity is 585,000 metric tons of primary aluminium. Qatalum also ensures a stable supply of electricity by a 1350 MW natural gas power plant but this requires an effectively function of the cooling water system. If the steam turbines are not working, the heat energy from the gas turbine exhaust is not used and this means high extra costs for the company. Thanks to the Amex sealing system, the installation period could be reduced from approx. 5 weeks to record breaking 6 days and Qatalum saved more than $ 3 million. Qatalum purchased even more Amex Seals, ordered 28 further Seals in 2017 and will keep them in stock in case more leaks develop.
|Customer||Qatar Aluminium Limited|
|Products||15 x Amex Vario & 19 x Amex Mono
|Application area||Cooling water|
|Use case||Aluminium smelter plant|
|Operating pressure||2 bar|