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Mitigate fouling in crude unit overhead—Part 2

11.01.2013  |  Sloley, A. W.,  CH2M, Bellingham, Washington

Keywords: [overhead] [distillationcrude unit] [corrosion] [fouling] [keriosine] [heat integration] [heat exchanger]

Up to 50% of the refinery’s entire corrosion expense may occur in the crude unit. The root causes of the fouling and corrosion issues are often linked to the basic unit configuration choices, as discussed in Part 1. Multiple-area strategies can alleviate overhead corrosion and fouling. These include:

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