Retrofitted heat exchanger network of a FCC plant

E. Jara-Morante, M. H. Morar, R. Roman, P. S. Agachi

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Abstract

The successful operation of the FCC unit determines the market position of the refinery. The actual heat exchanger network (HEN) of an industrial catalytic cracking plant (FCC) and is examined using real data provided by a refinery from Romania. The results highlight the possibility to improve the actual heat exchanger distribution in the HEN and to save energy. By adding heat exchangers, re-piping, and improving the performance of some heat exchangers, it is possible to save energy from the actual heat exchanger network and to improve the process operation. This economic optimization of the HEN gives a starting point to study possibilities of improving the industrial process. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (Prague, Czech Republic 8/24-28/2008).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHISA 2008 - 18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2008 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Aug 24 2008Aug 28 2008

Other

Other18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2008
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period8/24/088/28/08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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Jara-Morante, E., Morar, M. H., Roman, R., & Agachi, P. S. (2008). Retrofitted heat exchanger network of a FCC plant. In CHISA 2008 - 18th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering