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Crude Oil Fouling: A Review

U.B. , Deshannavar and M.S. , Rafeen and M. , Ramasamy and D., Subbarao (2010) Crude Oil Fouling: A Review. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

Fouling in crude preheat train heat exchangers in refineries is a complex phenomenon. Crude oil fouling undergoes different mechanisms at different stages of preheating. Understanding the fouling mechanisms is essential in formulating appropriate fouling mitigation strategies. The use of the concept of threshold fouling conditions is one of the approaches for mitigating fouling through operating conditions. In this study, an attempt has been made to review the various fouling models available in literature, their advantages and limitations.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Impact Factor:Nil
Uncontrolled Keywords:Heat Exchanger Fouling Crude Oil Threshold Conditions Preheat train
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Chemical Engineering
ID Code:4507
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Marappagounder Ramasamy
Deposited On:15 Mar 2011 09:29
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:24

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