Patil, R. C.

Reliance Industries Ltd., Jamnagar, India

Rahul C. Patil is Lead Research Scientist in the refining R&D division of Reliance Industries Ltd. He has 10 years of experience in debottlenecking, application of computational fluid dynamics, process modeling and optimization in various petroleum refinery and petrochemical units. He hold an MTech degree in chemical engineering from the IIT in Kanpur, and a BS degree in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Mumbai.

Phenomenon of flow distribution in manifolds

Jain, S., Patil, R. C., Gupta, A., Reliance Industries Ltd.

Flow distribution is widely encountered in refinery operations, such as air distribution to burners, fluid distribution to parallel heat exchangers and the distribution of reactants in reactors.

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.

Extract the best from your PVC reactor

Jain, S., Patil, R. C., Gupta, A., Reliance Industries Ltd.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the world’s third-most widely produced commodity polymer, after polyethylene (C2H4)n and polypropylene (C3H6)n.

Optimize slop-wax bed height in the vacuum unit

Patil, R. C., Das, A. K., Reliance Industries Ltd.; Yadav, M., Reliance Technology Group, Reliance Industries Ltd.

The vacuum distillation (VD) unit in the petroleum refinery separates the heavier fraction of crude oil from the atmospheric distillation unit (ADU) into light vacuum gasoil (LVGO) and heavy VGO (HVGO..

Achieve uniform heat flux in a coker furnace

Patil, R. C., Mishra, V. P., Das, A. K., Reliance Industries Ltd.

A delayed coker unit thermally cracks vacuum residue (VR) and converts it into products like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), naphtha, gasoil and petroleum coke. A majority of the thermal cracking takes..