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Operational optimization for mixed-refrigerant systems

04.01.2012  |  Li, K. ,  Lamar University, Beaumont, TexasXu, Q.,  Lamar University, Beaumont, TexasZhang, J.,  Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas

Use rigorous simulation to improve process efficiency

Keywords: [refrigeration] [petrochemicals] [modeling] [compressors]

Refrigeration systems are among the most critical operating systems in the chemical processing industry. A refrigeration system generally works by removing heat from low-temperature streams and transferring it to higher-temperature streams through vapor-compression cycles at the expense of mechanical work, magnetism, laser or other means.1

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