Temperature stability, operation and performance optimization requires accurate real-time
temperatures, and the proper and complete combustion of the 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.
Observation of isothermals maps and area map will allow to make some operating changes
that will improve the performance of the furnace.
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' spatialtemperature conditions exist
Investments in Acoustic Pyrometer technology enable efficiency, reducing the impact
of crude unit disruptions on the downstream refinery operations.