A Brief Introduction to Fouling and Coking in Refinery Operations

Presented By

Dr. Ghaz Dickakian - Fouling and Coking Technology

Conference: Galveston 2015

  • Causes of fouling and coking in refinery operations.
  • Cost of fouling to refinery economics
  • Laboratory testing of crude oils and resids using a thermal fouling test unit comprising of a tube-in-shell exchanger at up to 1150 F and 1000 psig
  • Mitigation of fouling:
    • Feedstock
    • Feedstock blending
    • Processing
    • Equipment metallurgy
    • Speciality chemical additives
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