During both the production and regeneration phases of the catalyst life cycle, cooling is a vital step that enables operators to ensure optimal quality, preserve cracking sensitivities and mitigate material degradation and deactivation.
Solex Thermal Science offers an indirect heat transfer solution for catalyst cooling that uses fluids and not air to reduce energy consumption, eliminate emissions, minimize product abrasion and offer the ability to recover low-grade energy in small, medium and large production capacities.
Our heat exchangers can handle any relatively free-flowing powder or crystalline bulk solids, making it the perfect candidate to cool catalysts in different forms, including:
A sustainable solution
Our bulk solids cooling technology keeps fluids separate from the catalysts being cooled, thereby eliminating the risk of bacterial or odor contamination, as well as emissions, dust and fines. In doing so, operators can avoid purchasing additional pollution control equipment and more easily meet tight emission limits.
Maximize energy efficiency
Our heat exchangers use indirect heat transfer by conduction to reduce energy requirements by up to 90% (compared compared to direct cooling methods). Catalysts move slowly through the vertical heat exchanger while a cooling fluid moves counter-currently within the plates. This avoids the need to energetically mix the bed of material through large horsepower electric drives, big motors and other energy-consuming equipment.
The slow and controlled vertical movement of catalysts also prevents product abrasion and degradation while simultaneously mitigating wear to the exchanger and heat transfer plates.
Recover & reuse waste energy
The heat from the catalyst can be recovered in a wide range of input mediums, including steam, condensate or hot water — allowing for significant energy savings. Heat recovery loops can be optimized for maximum energy recovery and operational flexibility.
Refer to our cooling page to learn more about how Solex technology works to heat and cool catalysts.
Why choose Solex?
Uses 90% less energy compared to direct cooling methods
Option for waste heat recovery
Units do not contain moving parts, adding to further energy efficiencies
Eliminates air handling, cyclone and dust capture equipment
Guaranteed even temperature profiles
Small installation footprint
Modular design ideal for capacity increases
Low operating costs
We collaborate closely with you throughout the entire life cycle of the product.
Our approach includes being there every step of the way – from engineering and development to installation, training and ongoing support.
Improve your efficiency, lower costs and improve your end product with the world’s most efficient technology for minerals and sands.
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At Solex, we are more than just a heat exchanger manufacturer. We apply proven thermal science in innovative ways to find better, more efficient solutions to challenges both known and new.
Starting out as a division of Cominco Engineering Services (CESL) in 1989, the company was divided in 1999 to become Bulkflow Technologies. Today, we are known as Solex Thermal Science — and we have been pioneering technology in the science of heating, cooling and drying free flowing bulk solids ever since. Our patented industrial heat exchanger technology produces near-zero emissions, uses 90% less energy and produces a superior end product at a cost savings for our customers.
In 2019, we continued to solidify our expertise in bulk solids heat exchange by joining forces with Netherlands-based Mosman Stainless Steel, a worldwide leader in stainless steel. Made possible through a joint investment by the private equity firm Anders Invest B.V., our combined company provides customers with made-to-order solutions from an integrated producer of bulk solids heat exchange technology that has more than 150 years of combined experience.
We’re also now using that same technology to change the landscape of energy capture, recovery and storage. Announced in 2020, the newly created Solex Energy Science expands the boundaries of what’s possible in ways few could have predicted with innovative heat transfer solutions to applications involving high temperatures or using bulk solids as a heat transfer medium.
Our clients come to us with interesting challenges and rely on us to deliver trustworthy solutions for previously untested applications.
Rooted in science and powered by our people, we thrive on doing exactly that.
Your partner in innovation from concept to completion
We work with you at every stage of the process — undertaking complex thermal modelling to find optimal solutions, conducting pilot testing when required and ensuring your installation is both seamless and optimized. Learn more about the Solex process.
There when you need us – worldwide
Our international team of experts is ready to provide sales and technical support whenever and wherever you need. We’ve delivered customized solutions for clients in more than 50 countries.
Our operations continue to expand on a global scale.