ALPEMA announcement: The new 4th edition of the Standards is available! Updated FAQs will follow.
Brazed Aluminium Plate-Fin Heat Exchangers are very compact exchangers built to a high specification for use in air separation plants
and a wide range of other petrochemical and refrigeration applications.
ALPEMA is the Aluminium Plate-Fin Heat Exchanger Manufacturers' Association, which currently represents the world's five major
manufacturers of brazed aluminium plate-fin heat exchangers (BAHXs).
The ALPEMA Standards are the key reference source for engineers working in any of the principal application areas for BAHXs including
process, chemical, mechanical and maintenance engineering. The Standards are also an excellent information tool for purchasing and
project management. They apply throughout a project's lifecycle from feasibility studies to commissioning and are a staple for
every Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor.
Current ALPEMA Standards
The 4th edition of the ALPEMA Standards is now available to purchase on the Standards page.
The ALPEMA members are developing an Addendum to the 4th edition, for release in 2024. This Addendum will be provided in the form of
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Key topics in the Addendum to the superseded 3rd edition have been incorporated into the 4th Edition. The Addendum to the 3rd edition can
still be downloaded here.
ALPEMA Responses to Requirements in API 668
A number of Exceptions and Clarifications are provided here
as ALPEMA Responses to Requirements in the 1st Edition of API 668 (November 2018). They were developed collectively by the ALPEMA members.
Request to customers to safeguard confidential information
From time to time, customers provide ALPEMA Members with confidential information that has been obtained from other manufacturers.
We recognize that this is done to try to be helpful but stress that any information sent to a customer in confidence must be
treated with care. We have produced a short document on this topic.
ALPEMA®, the Brazed Aluminium Plate-Fin Heat Exchanger Manufacturers' Association
represents the world's five major manufacturers of brazed aluminium plate-fin heat exchangers
(BAHXs). These are very compact exchangers built to a high specification for use in air separation plants
and a wide range of other petrochemical and refrigeration applications. The Association has developed a set
of standards for the manufacture, installation and safe operation of BAHXs.
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Fax : +41 (0)21 693 59 60
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Exchanger Manufacturers' Association in Europe and other countries.
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