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Successful fouling control hinges on effective monitoring

09.01.2012  |  Price, X. ,  GE Water & Process Technologies, The Woodlands, TexasTeran, C.,  GE Water & Process Technologies, The Woodlands, TexasVanhove, A.,  GE Water & Process Technologies, The Woodlands, TexasCasanova, J. ,  GE Water & Process Technologies, The Woodlands, Texas

Keywords: [energy] [refinery] [reliability] [processing flexibility] [conservation] [fouling] [monitoring] [KPI] [exchangers]

Equipment reliability, processing flexibility and energy conservation are key objectives for modern refineries. Refiners today are routinely using lower quality, more difficult to process feedstocks that offer favorable economic incentives. Unfortunately, along with their lower cost, many of these challenging crudes often come with a significant increase in fouling potential.

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