Title

Heat and Mass Transfer: System Analysis of Process Burners

Abstract

A petroleum refinery in Louisiana reduced the NOx levels at its new coker unit by retrofitting several crude heaters with ultra-low NOx burners. The refinery encountered a number of problems in retrofitting the burners for NOx reduction such as burner-to-burner and burner-to-furnace interactions. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and cold-flow physical modeling were successfully used to troubleshoot and solve potential problems with ultra-low NOx burner retrofits. The modification of the crude heaters, pre-installation modeling, preliminary troubleshooting, parametric CFD analysis, and the results of field implementation of the modified burners are discussed.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1362-363X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Crambeth Allen, All rights reserved.

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