December 2019

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Heat Transfer: Designing electric process heater systems for catalytic regeneration

Achieving effective catalyst regeneration requires a process that produces a very high level of heat in a very efficient manner. Over the years, several different approaches have been taken to create this required heat. Traditional steam has been a popular choice, as has heated transfer media. However, these methods have limitations.

Bartell, P., Valin Corp.

Achieving effective catalyst regeneration requires a process that produces a very high level of heat in a very efficient manner. Over the years, several different approaches have been taken to create this required heat. Traditional steam has been a popular choice, as has heated transfer media. However, these methods have limitations. As a better alternative, electric heaters have long been an ideal heat source in the regeneration of catalysts within processes. Whether the application concerns refining, ethylene, propylene, olefins or any of the air separation industries, achieving catalyst regeneration using electric heaters is ultimately preferred. They can produce high heat levels (can be

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