Heat Transfer

Editorial Comment: Honoring the industry’s best … take 2!

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Due to Tropical Storm Imelda, Hydrocarbon Processing issued its first force majeure in postponing the third annual HP Awards.

Using ball valves in high-temperature applications

Jablonski, J., Helfer, W., Emerson Automation Solutions

Ball valves are often an economical solution for controlling flows in refinery high-temperature applications, but their application can be complex, particularly in high-temperature uses.

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards Winners

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its third annual awards. The HP Awards celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Pinch analysis: A retrofit approach

Raza, S. A., Penspen Intl.; Hussain, I., Oman Refineries and Petrochemical Ind. Ltd. (Orpic)

Pinch analysis provides techniques for heat integration to design the heat exchanger network (HEN), not only for grassroots design but also to retrofit an existing system and optimize the process.

Energy savings opportunities in unifining, CCR and benzene removal units

Kahraman, K., Tüpraş

Opportunities are always available to decrease energy consumption in process units.

A dynamic 1D model for accelerated reactor cooling

Capra, M., Aggreko

Refinery hydrofining units must undergo planned and emergency shutdowns for catalyst changeover.

Optimization: Thinking of cooling towers? Go global and modular.

Childers, B., Aggreko

When it comes to cooling towers, when should modular be considered?

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards.

Advantages of using TDL analyzers for safety monitoring in combustion within HPI applications

Jenkins, R., Servomex

From refining to chemical production processes, heaters play an essential role in hydrocarbon processing applications.

Refinery revamp opportunities with welded plate heat exchangers

Kauders, P., CDE Projects Ltd.; Broad, R., GESMEX Exchangers GmbH

The plate-and-shell (P&S) heat exchanger has three significant advantages over the shell-and-tube (S&T) type traditionally used in refinery processes.