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Heat Transfer

Preferential baffle reboiler—Part 1

Process Engineer: Sharma, A.

Distillation towers consume ~30% of the energy in a refinery or petrochemical facility.

Uncommon lessons: Shell-and-tube heat exchangers—Part 1

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.: Daru, K.
Independent Consultant: Panchal, A.
Reliance Industries Ltd.: Gala, P.

Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (STHEs) are the most common heat transfer process equipment in all types of industrial plants.

HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by <i>Petroleum Refiner,</i> the forerunner to <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i>.

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

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

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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

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

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

Energy efficiency, carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) 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

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

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

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

In a greenfield project, a proprietary heat exchanger<sup>a</sup> 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

XRG Technologies: Platvoet, E.

Fired heaters are facing scrutiny because they contribute to the global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) and nitrogen oxides (NO<sub>x</sub>).

Gas-side fouling effects on transfer-line exchangers

Alfa Laval Olmi SpA: Manenti, G.

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