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Steam Cracker Combustion Air Preheater

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#1 Movers


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Posted 16 December 2020 - 06:32 AM



Do you know if any Steam Cracking furnaces in the world uses combustion air preheaters? I have never heard about such solution on the Steam Cracking and I am wonder if there are any technical restrictions to use it on this plant.



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Posted 16 December 2020 - 08:37 AM

Hi Movers,


IMO there is no restriction in providing a APH on a steam cracker furnace.

Air preheating on steam cracker was patented by KBR in 1986:




while TechnipFMC is currently offering APH on their low emission cracker furnace as described in the attached link:




I think the competitors Lummus and Linde offers similar solutions to keep the efficiency and the emissions aligned with peers.





Edited by Francesco_Chem_Eng, 16 December 2020 - 08:37 AM.

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Posted 16 December 2020 - 08:56 AM

Francesco, thanks for information.


OK, APH was patented and it is offered by Licensors  it but have they used it anywhere on the SC production plant?



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