With >700 units in service, IMB built LABLEX® units represent >50% of the world's installed database.
LUMMUS ADVANCED BREECH-LOCK EXCHANGER® (LABLEX®) is typically used in hydrocracking, hydro-treating, gas compression, ammonia/urea synthesis, methanol and other high temperature and high pressure applications with rich hydrogen streams.
Advanced IMB design eliminates the large channel cover flange and bolting associated with conventional high pressure heat exchanger designs to deliver significant reductions in size and weight.
LABLEX is suitable for services with high pressures on both the shell and tube sides and those with high pressure only on the tube side.
Exceptional maintenance advantages versus conventional welded diaphragm and screw plug closures.
IMB has developed a unique jig with hydraulic actuators that facilitates maintenance and setting without the need for heavy cranage.