May 2017

Heat Transfer

Improve energy efficiency with enhanced bundles in tubular heat exchangers

From 2008 to date, 45 twisted tube heat exchangers and bundles have been installed at BAYERNOIL refineries in different units and services, allowing higher heat recovery and contributing to BAYERNOIL’s energy targets.

Müller, A., Kropp, A., Köster, R., BAYERNOIL Raffineriegesellschaft mbH; Fazzini, M., Koch Heat Transfer Co. LP

From 2008 to date, 45 twisted tubea heat exchangers and bundles have been installed at BAYERNOIL refineries in different units and services, allowing higher heat recovery and contributing to BAYERNOIL’s energy targets. A number of these exchangers have undergone at least one turnaround (TAR) since their first installation, and have then been successfully brought back into service. BAYERNOIL is a shareholder refinery owned by VARO Energy (45%), Ruhroel GmbH (25%), ENI Deutschland GmbH (20%) and BP Europa SE (10%). Two refineries (Neustadt and Vohburg in Germany) operate with a combined crude processing capacity of 10.3 MMtpy. As about half of its crude processing costs are energy costs, BAYE

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