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Crude Oil Fouling by Geoffrey Hewitt, Francesco Coletti

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Chapter One

Introduction

F. Coletti1, H.M. Joshi2, S. Macchietto3,  and G.F. Hewitt4     1Chief Technology Officer, Hexxcell Ltd, UK     2Principal Heat Transfer Engineer, Shell, USA     3Professor of Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College London, UK     4Professor of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Abstract

Crude oil fouling is a long-standing problem in oil refineries that impacts operations, energy efficiency, and costs and has severe environmental and health and safety implications. Chapter 1 introduces the topic of crude oil fouling and starts with a description of fouling in a typical crude distillation unit. The chapter continues with a discussion of the impact of fouling on the operation of a crude oil distillation ...

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