Temporary Heat Exchangers Keep Plants Running Profitably
7 November 2016
Heat exchangers are both a vital process component of every refinery and petrochemical plant and a potential limiting factor in a plant’s operations and profitability. Heat exchangers can foul, leak, or corrode. And whether they occur suddenly or develop slowly over time, these problems may force a plant to reduce rates, miss out on potential profit opportunities, and/or exceed permitted environmental limits with the prospect of significant fines. Given that they are usually operating far beyond their design limits, heat exchangers are often a bottleneck to increasing capacity or maintaining product split. This paper demonstrates how temporary heat exchangers can be installed to solve these problems.