Mitigation of Petroleum Fouling

Petroleum Fouling

Petroleum Field Fouling

Petroleum Field Fouling

The recent trend in processing heavy and difficult crudes, environmental regulations, increased energy costs, and greater availability are the primary motives of the refining industry in cost-effective fouling mitigation. Changing crude quality, the interactive effects performance of process units, and the interactive effects of corrosion and fouling require a comprehensive approach for effective fouling mitigation approach.


Heat Transfer & Fouling Monitor

Heat Transfer & Fouling Monitor

Major Contributions to Petroleum Fouling include 1) the concept of threshold fouling conditions; 2) design and implementation of laboratory and field fouling units; 3) the mechanism of iron-sulfide induced fouling; 4) monitoring-based fouling mitigation; and 5) process model for monitoring coking in fired heaters.


E3Tec’s Proactive Approach of Mitigation of Petroleum Fouling Mitigation

a. Monitoring-based mitigation

b. Root Cause Analysis c. Improved Heat Exchanger Design

E3Tec has conducted training course on petroleum fouling in USA, UK, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Norway, Malaysia, and India

Course Outline

  • Mechanisms of petroleum fouling
  • Monitoring, diagnosis, threshold fouling conditions, and root-cause analysis
  • Interactive effects of corrosion and fouling
  • Heat exchanger design for overcoming fouling
  • Strategic short-term and long-term mitigation approach

Contact E3Tec for Training Course and/or Mitigation of Fouling