April 2019

Water Management

Selection of cooling water system for gas, petroleum and petrochemical plants located on coastline - Part 1

Cooling water systems play an important role in today’s industry.

Safamirzaei, M., Namvaran P&T

Cooling water systems play an important role in today’s industry. In the selection of a proper cooling water system, conceptual studies are usually carried out by chemical and process engineers, if different choices are available. Conceptual designs and relevant discussions are time-consuming and difficult in the early stages of projects; consequently, quick decision-making methods are of interest. The main options for the cooling water systems of gas, petroleum and petrochemical plants located on coastlines are studied here, and alternatives are compared with the consideration of several technical and economic parameters, including loss in cooling water loop, cooling water capacity, projec

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