Heat Transfer

Modularization of air-cooled heat exchangers: A “plug and play” solution

Dixit, A. K., Graham India Pvt. Ltd.

An air-cooled heat exchanger—also called an air fin cooler—is used to reject the heat from a fluid (liquid or gas, or a mixture of liquid and gas) directly to the ambient air.

HP Flashback: Operations expand and technologies advance during global conflict: Excerpts from the 1940s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This articles details several case studies on the use of x-ray technology for inspection purposes. This includes for the inspection of casings, forgings and welded structures, among others.

Enhanced reboiler for C3 splitter heat pump improves energy efficiency and reduces CO2 footprint

Rönkä, M., Borealis; Ramdin, Z., Provost, J., Technip Energies; Lang, T., Knöpfler, A, Wieland Thermal Solutions

Energy efficiency, carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint reduction and the minimization of material requirements are becoming key drivers of our daily decisions in all industry sectors.

HP Flashback: Operations, processes and safety evolve and advance: Excerpts from the 1930s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1930s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.

Case study: Challenges in the selection of a helical baffled exchanger

In a greenfield project, a proprietary heat exchangera has been found to be preferable to conventional shell-and-tube (S&T) exchangers to optimize the total lifecycle cost (i.e., capital, operating, installation and maintenance costs).

Maximize value and successfully revamp a fired heater

Platvoet, E., XRG Technologies

Fired heaters are facing scrutiny because they contribute to the global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

Gas-side fouling effects on transfer-line exchangers

Manenti, G., Alfa Laval Olmi SpA

Transfer-line exchangers (TLEs) are specific shell-and-tube heat exchangers installed out of hydrocarbons steam cracking furnaces for olefins production.

Bolting material bolts-up the exchanger design

Singla, P. K., Worley

Shell-and-tube heat exchangers use multiple girth flange joints based on their Tubular Exchangers Manufacturers Association (TEMA) type to assemble shell and tube sides.

Advancing processing technologies and refining operations: Excerpts from the 1920s

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1920s by The Refiner and Natural Gasoline Manufacturer, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.

Impact plant performance by improving the steam system

Walter, J. P., TLV Corp.

Petrochemical plants and refineries face production and profitability challenges on multiple fronts.