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Box Type Convection & Radiation Furnace Alternatives

11/30/2015 11:09 AM

Hi!

So i work at a PetroChemical plant and we have a process furnace which is basically a box type furnace with a radiant and a convection section. the process fluid which is edc enters the radiation section where cracking occurs and the fumes generated from the burning is transferred to the convection section where furthercracking takes place.

the discussion is based on the alternatives for such types of furnaces. I tried to explore by myself but i appear to have fallen short. I was just wondering if any of you could suggest me an alternative which is more efficient?

Thanks a ton!

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Re: Box type Convection & Radiation Furnace alternatives

11/30/2015 11:23 AM

EDC?

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Re: Box type Convection & Radiation Furnace alternatives

12/01/2015 12:38 PM

Yes. EDC is cracked to produce VCM

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11/30/2015 11:46 AM
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Re: Box type Convection & Radiation Furnace alternatives

11/30/2015 12:12 PM

The right person to ask is the Process Engineer at the plant! After all, this individual probably knows what <..edc...> means.

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Re: Box type Convection & Radiation Furnace alternatives

11/30/2015 2:02 PM

It might be possible to utilize an ultra-high temperature solar heating system such as a sun tracking reflective mirror concentration plant.

The cost may be prohibitive since your current furnace most likely uses combustibles obtained from the cracking process for boiler fuel.

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12/01/2015 12:41 PM

what about ways to reduce coke propogation from furnace? because bucket type strainers dont seem to be working

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