August 2007

Heat Transfer

Optimize energy savings on steam generation

Steam-turbine selection involves evaluating heat duty vs. work requirements in critical service units

Sutikno, T., Fluor Corp.

Hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) facilities use steam for many applications including heating product streams and generating power and hydrogen. Steam generation constitutes a major component of plant operating costs. With rising energy costs, improved steam utilization is a significant factor in curbing operating costs, thus increasing plant profitability. There are trade-offs when using steam for heating applications vs. work duty. Several case histories investigate optimizing steam generation and consumption in processing facilities. Work vs. heating. The HPI consumes steam for heating and power generation. Steam generation constitutes a significant component of the plant operating

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