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#1 Alawi

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:07 AM

Hello,

Please give the meaning of "FOEB" and why some refineries use a value of 6.00 MMBTU/FOEB and others use 6.05 MMBTU/FOEB.



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#2 abhi_agrawa

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:27 PM

Alawi,
A google search led me to http://www.epa.gov. This page defines FOEB as "Fuel Oil Equivalent Barrel". It seems that it means that you can take 6.0 (or 6.05) MMBtu equivalent to 1 barrel of fuel oil. But I am not sure if 6.0 or 6.05 will be a standard value.

Hope this helps,

Abhishek

#3 sdarone

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 09:22 PM

Hello Alawi
The term FOEB means Fuel Oil EQuivalent Barrel.
The use is to express in terms of volume of liquid the amount of gas or coke produced or consumed, based on the Low heating value, i.e. allows the engineer to perform a volumetric balance and therefore to calculate the "volumetric gain" of your conversion unit in terms of liquid.

It is also used to perform the energy balance when you are burning different types of fuel.

Basically is the energy released when 1 barrel of a 10 API fuel oil is burned, the value used in general is 6.05 MMBTU/Barrel, however different values can be found among different companies.

QUOTE (Alawi @ Apr 30 2007, 08:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello,

Please give the meaning of "FOEB" and why some refineries use a value of 6.00 MMBTU/FOEB and others use 6.05 MMBTU/FOEB.


Kind regards

Sergio