Client: Gulf Coast refinery
Sectors: Petrochemical and refining
Save costs with faster reactor cooling
A Gulf Coast oil refinery needed to swap outa spent hydrotreater catalyst. During this process the hydrotreater reactor vessel needs to be cooled from 200°F to 80°F, and every moment spent cooling the vessel costs our customer money.
On previous turnarounds, the refinery had used liquid nitrogen to cool the vessel. But nitrogen is expensive and takes several days to cool the vessel down to 80°F. We were called in to find a better cooling process.