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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)

MITIGATION OF HEAT EXCHANGER FOULING IN THE OIL INDUSTRY

Jamil J. Al-Bagawi
Saudi Aramco Dhahran Saudi Arabia

Syed-Ahmad M. Said
Mechanical Engineering Department King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Abstract

This paper presents the causes and recommended solutions for three examples of fouling in heat exchangers in oil industry. The studied cases include fouling and underneath corrosion in heavy diesel oil (HOD) heat exchangers, fouling in glycol heat exchangers and fouling in vertical thermosyphon heat reboilers.