Heat Transfer

Welded plate heat exchangers cut refinery process costs—Part 1

Plate and frame (P&F) heat exchangers were first manufactured 100 yr ago for use in the dairy industry.

Lessons learned from a refinery revamp project

Khan, M. S., WorleyParsons

Revamp projects are inherently challenging due to the numerous constraints imposed by existing equipment design and space limitations.

Maintenance and turnaround planning critical to successful ejector vacuum system operation

Johnson, E., Graham Corp.

Steam ejector vacuum systems are generally considered to be reliable and require little maintenance.

Process design consideration for a deep-cut vacuum distillation unit—Part 1

In the recent past, many US refineries have been reconfigured to process heavy opportunistic sour crudes.

Engineering Case Histories: Case 103—Addressing heat exchanger tube leaks

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

Heat exchangers have multiple tubes with fluid passing through and over them that either heats or cools another fluid.

Methodology for model-based, real-time prediction of corrosion in heat exchangers

Holzer, G., Jeitler, E., Prozess Optimal CAP GmbH

In the chemical and process industries, gases or vapor mixtures must be cooled to temperatures near the water dewpoint in a variety of thermal unit operations.

Understand the installation of steam tracing for long-term application success—Part 2

Hannah, C. C., Perry, T. W., QMax Industries Inc.

One of the most misunderstood and misused components of conductive steam tracing systems is heat transfer compound (HTC).

Understand the installation of steam tracing for long-term application success—Part 1

Hannah, C. C., Perry, T. W., QMax Industries Inc.

One of the most misunderstood and misused components of conductive steam tracing systems is heat transfer compound (HTC).

Hydrocarbon Processing Awards

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

Use an Excel-based method to evaluate performance for the preheat train of a CDU

Moon J., Chang, G. S., GS Engineering and Construction

A rigorous and accurate performance evaluation of existing equipment is a key factor for the success of a plant revamp study.