January 2017

Maintenance and Reliability

Integrated refractory dry-out and alkali boil-out for primary reformers in H2 units

With increasing worldwide demand for diesel, more stringent product specifications for cleaner fuels, reduced fuel oil demand and the economic advantages of processing heavier, sourer crudes, the demand for hydrogen in refineries continues to increase.

Balaramakrishna, P. V., Sukul, G., L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering

With increasing worldwide demand for diesel, more stringent product specifications for cleaner fuels, reduced fuel oil demand and the economic advantages of processing heavier, sourer crudes, the demand for hydrogen (H2) in refineries continues to increase. Steam methane reforming (SMR) plants are a leading technology for the generation of H2 in refining and petrochemical complexes.1 FIG. 1. Schematic of a typical side-fired hydrogen reformer. H2 is produced in the reforming section by the reaction of hydrocarbons with steam in the presence of a catalyst. As the reforming reaction is strongly endothermic and requires a very high temperature, th

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