Heat Transfer

Process Controls, Instrumentation and Automation: Why it is time to move on from the thermowell

Thermowells are widely used in industrial applications for measuring temperature; however, with new, high-accuracy, non-invasive alternatives available, it is time to move on from thermowells and embrace more innovative measurement techniques.

Advanced methods for controlling boiler tube corrosion and fouling—Part 2

Kraetsch, K., Buecker, B., ChemTreat, Inc.

In Part 1 of this article, the authors covered techniques for minimizing corrosion and contaminant ingress from condensate return and feedwater to industrial steam generators.

H2O2 and its hydrocarbon nitridation/oxidation to produce caprolactam and propene oxide

Zong, B., Shi, Y., Sun, B., Sinopec

Traditional hydrocarbon nitridation and oxidation technologies, such as caprolactam (CPL) and propene oxide production technologies, present low atom utilization and serious environmental pollution problems.

Hydrocarbon Processing 2021 Awards WINNERS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for nearly 100 yr, has announced the winners for its fifth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Hydrocarbon Processing 2021 Awards FINALISTS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for nearly 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its fifth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Embrace tube metal temperature factor (FT) in fired heater design

Batra, K., Agarwal, N., Engineers India Ltd.

Fired heaters are one of the most critical pieces of equipment in a refinery. They

Spiral heat exchanger technology

Alhazemi, A. B., Alharbi, B., Saudi Aramco

Heat exchangers are some of the most critical equipment in the oil and gas industry, as they provide the required temperature of fluid to sustain the plant’s operation.

Prospects of petrochemical disruptive technology applications in Egypt Energy Hub Project

Ezzat, A. A., Pharos University

One of the most important challenges facing the Egyptian economy is the growing demand for petrochemicals in different sectors, particularly plastic materials and composites.

Aromatic complex: A case study for relief load estimation of a heat integrated refinery unit

Saha, J., Chaudhuri, S., Bechtel India

Refineries are moving from fuels to chemical production as the demand for fuel derived from crude oil declines in the near future.

Double-tubesheet heat exchangers: Necessities and challenges

Misal, P. M., Fluor

Among all types of heat exchangers, shell-and-tube heat exchangers are in huge demand for industrial applications.