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Title: Correlating field and laboratory data for crude oil fouling

Abstract

Crude oil fouling in a laboratory fouling unit was investigated. The study focused on the preheat-train heat exchangers located just before the crude unit furnace and operating at temperatures in excess of 200 C. A fouling rate model developed using laboratory data from crude blends was used to predict the threshold conditions where negligible fouling was expected under refinery conditions. The results from the model were compared to actual data from a fouling unit located at a refinery. The article discusses factors that may explain the performance of the model and the observed discrepancies between fouling data obtained in the laboratory and the field.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Baker Petrolite Corp., Sugar Land, TX (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
20075625
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; MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Citation Formats

Asomaning, S., Panchal, C.B., and Liao, C.F. Correlating field and laboratory data for crude oil fouling. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1080/014576300270861.
Asomaning, S., Panchal, C.B., & Liao, C.F. Correlating field and laboratory data for crude oil fouling. United States. doi:10.1080/014576300270861.
Asomaning, S., Panchal, C.B., and Liao, C.F. Thu . "Correlating field and laboratory data for crude oil fouling". United States. doi:10.1080/014576300270861.
@article{osti_20075625,
title = {Correlating field and laboratory data for crude oil fouling},
author = {Asomaning, S. and Panchal, C.B. and Liao, C.F.},
abstractNote = {Crude oil fouling in a laboratory fouling unit was investigated. The study focused on the preheat-train heat exchangers located just before the crude unit furnace and operating at temperatures in excess of 200 C. A fouling rate model developed using laboratory data from crude blends was used to predict the threshold conditions where negligible fouling was expected under refinery conditions. The results from the model were compared to actual data from a fouling unit located at a refinery. The article discusses factors that may explain the performance of the model and the observed discrepancies between fouling data obtained in the laboratory and the field.},
doi = {10.1080/014576300270861},
journal = {Heat Transfer Engineering},
issn = {0145-7632},
number = 3,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}