Improving the Refinery Vacuum Heater
- Conference: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Year: 2018
- Proceeding: 2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety
- Group: 21st Topical Conference on Refinery Processing
- Time: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:30am-2:00am
Another alternative that can be used in combination with any of the previous techniques is a cocurrent flow heater. In this heater, the passes are arranged to moderate the oil film temperatures and reduce coking rates. An analysis of the cocurrent flow heater is presented.