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HP Petrochemicals: Update on ethylene tube coating technology

Improving the efficiency of ethylene furnaces has been a long-time goal for olefin manufacturers. The steam cracking or pyrolysis of hydrocarbons to yield ethylene also coproduces unwanted coke that a..

DuBose, Ben, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Improving the efficiency of ethylene furnaces has been a long-time goal for olefin manufacturers. The steam cracking or pyrolysis of hydrocarbons to yield ethylene also coproduces unwanted coke that adheres onto furnace tubes. Many solutions have been developed to mitigate the coke formation process. With a growing number of grassroots olefin units and expansions of existing stream crackers planned, rethinking how to increase the efficiency and run length of the ethylene furnace is a high priority. Presenting at CATCON 2014, Craig Ostroff, vice president and general manager of BASF Qtech, shared new developments regarding the CAMOL technology.a, 1 BASF Qtech, a legal entity between BASF Can

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