Boilers

HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes

Investigation and diagnosis of startup foaming issues at a new tail gas treater

In May 2021, Phillips 66 started up a new methyl diethanolamine (MDEA)-based tail gas unit at its Belle Chasse, Louisiana, refinery.

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.

Mitigation actions to prevent vibration during factory tests of SAGD boiler feedwater pumps

Zardynezhad, S., TurboTech Consulting Corp.

The most vital information on the condition of boiler feedwater (BFW) pumps is vibration.

Safety and environmental benefits of reliability engineering

Troyer, D., O'Malley, C., T. A. Cook

When you boil down the mission of reliability to its bare essence, the job is to deliver maximum operational availability for the least amount of money over the lifecycle of the asset.

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.

Advanced methods for controlling boiler tube corrosion and fouling—Part 1

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

Many heavy industrial plants, such as refineries and petrochemical facilities, require steam for numerous processes, including powering turbines, providing energy for a variety of unit operations and even heating buildings in some locations.

Debottleneck analysis on a coker debutanizer via simulation models

Production requirements for more valuable refined products and/or increased refining flexibility are increasing due to new regulations.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What are the latest advancements in HPI technologies? This month’s Innovations section details the tools and technologies that are optimizing plant operations.

Reasons for vibration issues in boilers and furnaces

Webster, T., XRG Technologies

A conversation with a long-time colleague at an industry trade show inspired me to think about one of the most confounding problems that occur in boilers and furnaces: vibration.