SWEDEN: Alfa Laval has signed a global collaboration agreement with Microsoft to develop a suite of digital service and maintenance tools for its plate heat exchangers.
The tools will combine Alfa Laval’s service know-how with Microsoft’s software, data and AI expertise and will enable customers to make self-assessments to determine if and what services are needed.
According to Alfa Laval, estimates show that up to 2.5% of the world’s CO2 emissions could be prevented if heat exchangers currently installed in industrial processes were simply cleaned and maintained properly.
“With this agreement we are able to create unique customer value with high availability. We can ensure that our heat exchangers are working optimally and maximise customer uptime, which is beneficial for both customers and the environment,” said Thomas Møller, president of Alfa Laval’s Energy Division.