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Development of an integrated system in the revamping technique
Author(s): C. Fantozzi; A. Arioti; A. Piccioni
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Paper Abstract

The management and the operation of a plant require a huge engagement of human and economic resources, as well as a continuous improvement of safety to achieve zero accident target. Revamping of existing plants is essential for these following objectives: (1) higher overall efficiency to reduce operating costs; (2) improvement of operations (easy maintenance); and (3) increasing safety by using more reliable equipment. For this purpose the authors carried out a study of heat recovery systems for petrochemical and refinery heaters, which allows the check of existing plant sections and the increasing of performances by keeping unchanged as far as possible the plant topology by adding only proper and simple packages. The procedure of calculations uses group technology techniques, settled by the authors on the basis of previous activities, in order to obtain the maximum standardization of the new designed sections (packages). The main steps are: (1) thermodynamic check of the existing plant; (2) input of the new design data and of the new total efficiency to be achieved; (3) design of the heat recovery system and auxiliary equipment; and (4) selection of items which can be manufactured on the local market with local manpower and resources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2620, International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing, (28 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217496
Show Author Affiliations
C. Fantozzi, Pisa Univ. (Italy)
A. Arioti, Pisa Univ. (Italy)
A. Piccioni


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2620:
International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing
Shuzi Yang; Ji Zhou; Cheng-Gang Li, Editor(s)

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