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Proceedings of an International Conference on Mitigation of Heat Exchanger Fouling and Its Economic and Environmental Implications

ISSN:
1-56700-172-6 (Print)

SURVEY OF FOULING IN CANADIAN REFINERIES AND UPGRADERS

R. J. Parker
National Centre for Upgrading Technology Devon, Alberta, Canada

L. Flint
LENEF Consulting Ltd. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Abstract

Western Canadian refineries process a wide range of conventional light, extra-heavy and synthetic crude oils. The chemical and physical properties of these oils determine their potential to initiate fouling in process units. A survey of the refineries identified common and unique foulants. Foulant control and removal was accomplished by standard industrial mitigation practices.