Packinox heat exchangers from Alfa Laval, Lund, Sweden, will be headed to a refinery in Kazakhstan next year. The heat exchangers will be used in the catalytic processing section in the production of mixed xylenes used for synthetic nylons and other products.

The $79.3 million order "confirms the continued high activity level in the process industry”, says Lars Renström, Alfa Laval Group president and CEO, noting that the heat exchangers provide customers with energy efficiency.

Kazakhstan is estimated to have around 30 billion barrels of crude oil reserves, which place the country as eleventh in the world.