Company | hexxcell


Our History

Hexxcell Ltd. spun-off from Imperial College London in 2013 to deliver technology and services to industry in the area of advanced heat transfer, in particular crude oil fouling. We are now an independent private company based in Central London. 


Our technology has been developed in several large scale multidisciplinary R&D projects in collaboration with oil majors and validated extensively on their plants. 

Hexxcell's clients include six of the top 10 International Oil Companies.

Why Hexxcell?

  • We are global experts in Heat Transfer:

    • We analysed > 1000 years of heat exchanger data from >20 sites all over the world in the past 5 years

    • We have a track record of delivering impact with heat transfer projects to our global clients

    • We combine first-principle models and advanced analytics to solve complex heat transfer problems

  • We specialize in heat exchanger fouling:

    • We literally “wrote the book” on Crude Oil Fouling and authored over 50 publications in the field

    • We have a specialised team dedicated to understanding and mitigating fouling in heat exchangers

    • We have demonstrated ability to help refineries troubleshoot fouling related problems in heat exchangers

  • We have proprietary software and know how:

    • Our technology has been developed with extensive industrial input and successfully applied in several projects

    • Our models have been validated for their predictive abilities with industrial data and used to monitor, predict, manage and mitigate fouling in the field

  • We work with you and have a practical approach​:

    • Our clients praise us for our flexible approach and our sharp focus on customer success

    • We work together with your teams to deliver value to your company whether this is via ad-hoc consultancy, regular monitoring services or software supply

    • We have experience in working with clients’ teams in various functions, including R&D, Engineering, Operations


Explore our solutions:

Advanced Analytics: Fouling Propensity Analysis™

Advanced analytics to unveil key correlations between operating parameters, crude slates and fouling behaviour

Equipment Design: Dynamic Retrofit Test™ 

A predictive approach to test performance of a proposed retrofit design

Advanced Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

•Assessment of fouling costs

•Monitor refinery pre-heat trains performance

•Best cleaning scheduling

•Optimise flow splits

•HEX bypass management

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