Applications in Refinery
Delay Coker Furnace
Temperature stability, operation and performance optimization requires accurate real-time temperatures, and the proper and complete combustion of tahe variety of fuels involved. One key variable is the atmospheric reduced crude (ARC) temperature.
The ARC temperature is critical for increased gas oil yield, at the same time reducing the Coker feed. Our role is to enable higher refinery throughput rates through better process temperatures.
Two spatial temperature planes on a monitor which were generated as related in the furnace: one plane between the north wall burners and the process tubes, and the second plane between the south wall burners and the process tubes (process tubes are between the temperature planes).
By this configuration, the measurements effectually quantify a spatial temperature distribution with respect to the process tubes.
It is emphasized that balancing spatial temperature conditions in the radiant section of a process furnace is fundamental to process stability and cost reductions. Initial data shows BTU reductions of 3% or more can be achieved during fixed throughput production when 'near balanced' spatial temperature conditions exist.