Comprehensive Quench Water and Steam Generator Management for Optimized Unit Performance

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012 - 12:00am

In any ethylene plant, the dilution steam generator system remains the most critical component, regardless of feedstock being processed. The recovery of water, and the production of good quality dilution steam can be challenging processes. The quench water and dilution steam generation systems are closely linked and adjusting specific operational procedures and chemical programs can help optimize overall unit performance. This paper will review the fundamental goals for all sections of the system including quench water tower, separator, coalescer, process water stripper and steam generator. Potential problems such as corrosion, emulsification, fouling, and salt entrainment are significant operational problems that can reduce steam production and affect plant efficiency and profitability. Identification of these problems, as well as available operational and chemical solutions will be presented.
Professional Development Hours
0.5 PDHs
You will be able to download and print a certificate for these PDH credits once the content has been viewed. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login.

Would you like to access this content?

No problem. You just have to complete the following steps.

You have completed 0 of 2 steps.

  1. Log in

    You must be logged in to view this content. Log in now.

  2. Purchase Technical Presentation

    You must purchase this technical presentation using one of the options below.
    If you already purchased this content recently, please click here to refresh the system's record of ownerships.


Credits 0.5 Use credits
List Price $25.00 Buy now
AIChE Members $15.00 Buy now
AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free Free access
AIChE Graduate Student Members Free Free access
Related Topics: 
Skill Level: