Fouling In Refineries by James G. SpeightFouling In Refineries by James G. Speight

Fouling In Refineries

byJames G. SpeightEditorJames G. Speight

Hardcover | May 14, 2015

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Fouling in Refineriesis an important and ongoing problem that directly affects energy efficiency resulting in increased costs, production losses, and even unit shutdown, requiring costly expenditures to clean up equipment and return capacity to positive levels.

This text addresses this common challenge for the hydrocarbon processing community within each unit of the refinery. As refineries today face a greater challenge of accepting harder to process heavier crudes and the ongoing flow of the lighter shale oil feedstocks, resulting in bigger challenges to balance product stability within their process equipment, this text seeks to inform all relative refinery personnel on how to monitor fouling, characterize the deposits, and follow all available treatments.

With basic modeling and chemistry of fouling and each unit covered, users will learn how to operate at maximum production rates and elongate the efficiency of their refinery's capacity.

  • Presents an understanding of the breakdown of fouling per refinery unit, including distillation and coking units
  • Provides all the factors, crude types, and refining blends that cause fouling, especially the unconventional feedstocks and high acid crudes used today
  • Helps users develop an analysis-based treatment and control strategy that empowers them to operate refinery equipment at a level that prevents fouling from occurring
Dr. Speight is currently editor of the journal Petroleum Science and Technology (formerly Fuel Science and Technology International) and editor of the journal EnergySources. He is recognized as a world leader in the areas of fuels characterization and development. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering ...
Title:Fouling In RefineriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:538 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 14, 2015Publisher:Gulf Professional PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012800777X

ISBN - 13:9780128007778

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Structure of Petroleum

Chapter 2: Fouling and Asphaltene Constituents

Chapter 3: Factors Influencing Fouling

Chapter 4:Fouling in Refineries

Chapter 5: Fouling during Distillation

Chapter 6: Fouling during Visbreaking

Chapter 7: Fouling during Coking

Chapter 8: Fouling during Catalytic Cracking

Chapter 9: Fouling in Hydroprocesses

Chapter 10: Fouling in Gas Cleaning

Chapter 11: Fouling Treatment and Control