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Title: Effects of mitigating fouling on the energy efficiency of crude-oil distillation

Abstract

An analysis was performed to determine the effects of fouling of the preheat train on the energy efficiency of a typical crude-distillation unit with a capacity of 100,000 bbl/day. A spreadsheet analysis was developed to calculate the thermal duty for each of the heat exchanger groups that heat the crude oil from ambient conditions to the distillation temperature. A fouling-rate model developed in a previous study was applied to calculate the fouling resistance as a function of time. Improvements in the energy efficiency were analyzed for different mitigation scenarios. The analysis shows economic incentives for new and improved techniques for mitigating fouling of the preheat train.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
20075624
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Heat Transfer Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: May-Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0145-7632
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 02 PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM; REFINING; DISTILLATION; HEAT EXCHANGERS; FOULING; ENERGY LOSSES; ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Citation Formats

Panchal, C.B., and Huangfu, E.P. Effects of mitigating fouling on the energy efficiency of crude-oil distillation. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Panchal, C.B., & Huangfu, E.P. Effects of mitigating fouling on the energy efficiency of crude-oil distillation. United States.
Panchal, C.B., and Huangfu, E.P. Thu . "Effects of mitigating fouling on the energy efficiency of crude-oil distillation". United States.
@article{osti_20075624,
title = {Effects of mitigating fouling on the energy efficiency of crude-oil distillation},
author = {Panchal, C.B. and Huangfu, E.P.},
abstractNote = {An analysis was performed to determine the effects of fouling of the preheat train on the energy efficiency of a typical crude-distillation unit with a capacity of 100,000 bbl/day. A spreadsheet analysis was developed to calculate the thermal duty for each of the heat exchanger groups that heat the crude oil from ambient conditions to the distillation temperature. A fouling-rate model developed in a previous study was applied to calculate the fouling resistance as a function of time. Improvements in the energy efficiency were analyzed for different mitigation scenarios. The analysis shows economic incentives for new and improved techniques for mitigating fouling of the preheat train.},
doi = {},
journal = {Heat Transfer Engineering},
issn = {0145-7632},
number = 3,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}