Mitigate coke formation
A new anticoke technology sustains a noncatalytic layer on cracking tubes that reduces coking
For ethylene cracking furnaces, coking deposits severely reduce
yields and shorten the run length. Coking is a side reaction from
thermal cracking; its formation ultimately increases energy
consumption since tube fouling decreases unit heat transfer. Other
side reactions such as carbon monoxide (CO) formation must also be
controlled to maintain process efficiency for downstream sections.
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