Proceedings of the 2017 5th International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing Science and Measuring Technology (FMSMT 2017)

Research on the Online Cleaning of Heat Exchanger in Crude Oil Processing System

Authors
Su Yan, Zhengyu Cao, Meirong Lian, Yingfan Liu, Jinhui Zhu
Corresponding Author
Su Yan
Available Online April 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/fmsmt-17.2017.263How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Online cleaning; Crude oil; Heat exchanger; Cleaning ball; Collecting time
Abstract
Fouling in heat exchangers for crude oil not only increases the heat resistance affecting the heat transfer efficiency, but also enhance the flow resistance increasing the energy consumption and even leading to safety problems. This paper performs a special kind of cleaning ball made of stainless steel fiber and boron-silicon rubber which is compatible to crude oil, to clean the tube side of a shell and tube heat exchanger. The online cleaning experimental results show that the collecting time of cleaning ball in the automatic tube cleaning system for oil (ATCSO) increase as the number of cleaning balls increases. The online cleaning effects are satisfying by using the cleaning balls since the crude oil temperature at the outlet of the heat exchanger increases quickly after a short time cleaning, which means that the heat transfer is improved effectively.
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AU  - Su Yan
AU  - Zhengyu Cao
AU  - Meirong Lian
AU  - Yingfan Liu
AU  - Jinhui Zhu
PY  - 2017/04
DA  - 2017/04
TI  - Research on the Online Cleaning of Heat Exchanger in Crude Oil Processing System
BT  - Proceedings of the 2017 5th International Conference on Frontiers of Manufacturing Science and Measuring Technology (FMSMT 2017)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 1346
EP  - 1351
SN  - 2352-5401
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