Boilers

Recommended practices for fired process heater instrumentation and control

Schaffer, C., Burns & McDonnell

Fired process heaters are one of the most critical pieces of equipment within many refinery and petrochemical facilities. Proper instrumentation and control of the equipment has direct bearing on the successful operation of the process, as well as on overall facility process safety.

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded oil shale fired CFB boilers contract in Jordan

LONDON – Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a new contract by China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Power Engineering Co., Ltd., for the design and supply of two circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator boilers, as well as technical advisory services.

Major accident and failure of stationary equipment in the RFCCU

Seok, W., Lee, S., SK Energy

The four case studies cover component failures and multiple types of leakage: valve packing, expansion joint and corrosion.

Improve the operation of fired heaters

Malhotra, K., S & B Engineers and Constructors Ltd.

Fired heaters or “process furnaces” are used extensively by the refining and petrochemical industries. These heat transfer units generate the much needed process energy through the combustio..

HP Project Management: Energy efficiency: Getting in early pays off exponentially

There are many situations and circumstances when it makes good sense to pursue energy efficiency for industrial processes. But when is the best time for such action?Better operating practicesIn existi..

Multi-faceted approach on energy efficiency methods

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is a high-energy-consuming business. After cost for feedstocks, energy is the next largest operating expense for an HPI facility. Since the first oil embargo ..

Improve performance of exchangers in quench-water services

Lang, T., El-Hajal, J., Wieland-Werke AG; Provost, J., Technip

Dual-enhanced (DE) tubes are widely used in shell-and-tube heat exchangers (HEXs) in a range of industries. They have become a standard in multiple clean services for the hydrocarbon processing indust..

Automate furnace controls to improve safety and energy efficiency

Mickity, D., Phillips 66

Furnace firing is the biggest single operating expense in any refinery. Consider a medium-size refinery (250,000 bpd) that consumes 2,000 MMBtu/h. At a cost of $5/MMBtu, that’s $87.6 MM/yr being ..

BETE obtains ASME code certification for boilers, pressure vessels

BETE is the first spray nozzle company to obtain these ASME and National Board stamps.

Consider new steam system corrosion protection for refineries

Dale, T., Robinson, G., Rossi, A., GE Water & Process Technologies

New technology in volatile filming corrosion inhibitors and lower-salting neutralizing amines can provide cost-effective solutions for the steam-condensate system and minimize the risk of amine chloride salt formation.