Heat Transfer

Alfa Laval awarded $6.5-MM heat exchanger order

LUND, Sweden — Alfa Laval—a company in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling—has won an order to supply Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers to a refinery in the Middle East.

Alfa Laval Wins $6.6 MM Refinery Order

LUND, Sweden — Alfa Laval, a company in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has won an order to supply welded heat exchangers to a refinery in the Middle East.

Process safety incidents involving simultaneous operations

Baybutt, P., Primatech, Inc.

Some process safety incidents occur as the result of simultaneous or sequential occurrences of operations or activities that interfere or clash with each other.

Ensure uniformity of air preheater flow to obtain maximum heat transfer efficiency

Badshahwala, M., Patil, R. C., Gupta, A., Reliance Industries Ltd.

Uniform flow distribution inside process equipment is desirable for maximizing performance.

Minimize engineering errors with competency and proper engineering review

Tharakan, J., Suncor Energy Products

Industry has seen numerous engineering errors during the commissioning phase of projects.

Carburization inspection robots for radiant tubes inside ethylene cracking furnaces

Tiyawongsakul, T., Rayong Engineering & Plant Service Co. Ltd.

In an olefins plant, the reliability of ethylene cracking furnaces is one of the deciding factors used to indicate whether or not the plant can be operated at its design productivity.

Considerations for revamping shell-and-tube heat exchangers

Garrido, E., Summum Projects

Revamp projects are complex in nature, and demand a great deal of resources for successful completion.

Revamp fired heaters with a common air-preheating system to increase capacity

Ahamad, S., Vallavanatt, R., Bechtel Corp.

In any process plant, fired heaters are generally considered to be one of the most optimally designed pieces of equipment.

Alfa Laval awarded $10.6 MM energy-efficiency order in China

LUND, Sweden — Alfa Laval—a heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company—has won an order to supply compact heat exchangers to a refinery in China.

Modified revamp process to reduce energy use in an SDA unit

Kumar, S., Nanoti, S. M., Garg, M. O., CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum; Amutha, R., Nandagopalu, N. V. N., Chennai Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

Solvent deasphalting (SDA) is emerging as a low-cost, bottom-of-the-barrel upgrading process to recover valuable oil from short residue. This oil can either be further processed to make lube-oil-based stocks or cracked in secondary processing units.