The cooling water system simulator is an automated pilot plant for evaluating anti-scaling, corrosion inhibitor and bio-fouling inhibitor chemicals in refinery cooling and bitumen extraction water systems which include heat exchangers and cooling towers. This paper describes the simulator's design, construction, modes of operation and commissioning.
Two successive leakages were reported in the heat exchanger composed of 8 rows of finned tubes of the convection section of the condensate stripper re-boiler. A comprehensive study (Failure Analysis) has been conducted to reveal the form of failure. The failure was recognized as erosion and cavitation damage.
Cooling system design and operating characteristics vary widely, within individual plants, from site to site, and worldwide. Thus, selection and optimization of water treatment programs must be a site-specific process. In most systems, optimized cooling water chemical treatment is the key to successful long-term operations. The subject of this standard is, therefore, the establishment of criteria for the pilot-scale evaluation of the performance of cooling water additives under field-specific operating conditions. This standard is intended for use by cooling system owners/operators, water treatment companies, and others who must evaluate the performance of cooling water additives under field-specific operating conditions. PRINTED HARD COPIES REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 7-10 DAYS FOR PROCESSING BEFORE SHIPPING.