Energy consumption accounts for a significant part of oil & gas production cost. Minimizing energy consumption through more efficient process heat recovery is critical to profitability in the face of increasing energy costs. Increasing process heat recovery efficiency delivers immediate & significant cost saving that translate directly to the bottom line.

SPX provides advanced APV heat transfer solutions for oil & gas production in both onshore and offshore locations. Lightweight & highly efficient heat transfer surfaces combine with robust and compact designs developed by SPX engineering specialists to deliver superior and reliable performance over many years, meeting the demands of the oil & gas industries for maximum heat recovery in demanding process conditions.

APV Installed Based


  • Crude Oil Stabilization/Dehydration
  • Gas Cooling & Condensing
  • Gas Dehydration
  • Gas Sweetening
  • Regasification
  • Regasification
  • Utility Cooling


APV heat transfer solutions for the oil & gas industries are based on a complete range of plate-type heat exchanger technologies including gaskets, semi-welded and welded plate heat exchangers. These range from high-capacity, heavy-duty units to small, compact designs and are available either as standard solutions or as customised units based on ground-breaking designs and various materials.

Superior performance in less space

Every additional degree of temperature that is recovered in the plate heat exchanger helps to reduce energy input and operating costs. APV plate heat exchangers contain more heat transfer area per volume and repair less installed heat transfer area than shell and tube technology due to higher thermal efficiency (k-value). Advanced engineering and design mean higher performance in a footprint up to ten times smaller than traditional shell and tube heat exchangers. The smaller footprint means less extensive loadbearing foundations, faster installation at a lower cost, and lower overall CAPEX.

Longer run times, lower maintenance costs

Designed for reduced fouling compared within the particular shell and tube technology APV plate heat exchangers have longer run times and require less service and maintenance. They provide easy inspection and maintenance access and can be cleaned using CIP, mechanical cleaning or high-pressure cleaners.

Shorter payback time and ROI

Lower CAPEX combined with longer run times and higher thermal transfer efficiency make APV plate heat exchangers the obvious choice for oil & gas
companies looking for bigger savings, shorter payback time and higher ROI over a longer service life.

Types of Heat Exchangers

  • Gasketed Plate Heat Exchanger
  • Hybrid Welded Plate Heat Exchangers
  • Semi-Welded Heat Exchangers
  • Service and Maintenance – Optimize Lifetime Performance