Aleynik, B.

Consultant, Chicago, Illinois

Boris Aleynik co-authored this article, but is no longer employed by Emerson. He was formerly part of the team responsible for Rosemount liquid analysis products. He holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Improved cooling system performance begins with data

Dalebroux, J., Emerson Automation Solutions; Aleynik, B., Consultant

Refineries consume large amounts of energy and water to refine crude oil into products. Up to 10% of crude oil’s energy content is consumed during processing, and it takes 1.5 bbl of water to process one barrel of crude oil. Refining processes also generate large quantities of excess thermal energy that needs to be expelled into the environment using a once-through or recirculating cooling system.