Furnaces

Managing complex changeover processes for integrated cracking furnace safety

van Diessen, S., Sadowski, S., Netherlocks Safety Systems

Cracking furnace operations (e.g., for the steam cracking of naphtha feedstock into olefins) are an essential part of hydrocarbon (HC) refining; however, they are known to be potentially dangerous and complex to manage.

Technip awarded contract to supply furnaces for ethylene plant in Russia

Technip was awarded a contract to provide engineering and procurement of three proprietary SMK grassroots furnaces at Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.

Reduce industrial energy bills through improved combustion control

The last few years have been an extremely challenging period for the oil industry due to the adverse global economic environment and the impact of unfavorable external factors.

Sample heat transfer fluids to offset carbon effects on thermal plant efficiency

Wright, C., Global Heat Transfer

The long-term viability of a plant depends on maintaining continuous output and reducing production costs.

Use computational fluid dynamic analysis to revamp fired heaters

Garg, A., Chilka, A., Furnace Improvements Services Inc.

A refinery process fired heater system consists of multiple sub-units, of which the fired heater is the most critical, as it impacts the overall efficiency of the system.

Minimize unplanned shutdowns of fired heater operations

Baukal, C., John Zink Co. LLC; Newnham, R., OnQuest Canada ULC; Johnson, B., John Zink Hamworthy Combustion

There are many potential “rules,” or guidelines, for the safe operation of process heaters.

HP Refining: Maintain plant production with temporary heat exchangers

Paes, A., Aggreko Process Services

Of all the process operations in a refinery or petrochemical plant, heating and cooling streams are perhaps the most pervasive.

Rethink specifications for fired heaters

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

Fired heaters are essential and important major pieces of equipment in a process plant.

HP Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

EGC Critical Components has announced its dures brand of materials, a new family of proprietary thermoplastic polymer composites developed specifically for the manufacture of bushings, bearings and wear rings in pumps handling a wide range of liquids, including those that contain solid matter.

How Cr compounds discolor refractory brick walls of an ethylene cracking furnace

Al-Meshari, A., Saudi Basic Industriese Corp.; Maity, M., Al-Zahrani, E., SABIC Technology Centre

Unusual pink coloration was noticed on the entire refractory brick wall in the radiant section of an ethylene cracking furnace of a petrochemical plant. The problem was investigated by evaluating the ..