Webinar: An innovative approach to solving distillation condenser challenges in refineries

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Time stamp  Min:Seconds Topic
00:00-2:15 Introduction
02:15 - 18:11 Distillation Condenser Basics, Industry Challenges & Trends
18:11 - 19:30 Poll on Distillation condenser challenges
19:30 - 26:30 Solution: Compabloc Condenser
26:30 - 27:02 Introduction to Case Stories
27:02 - 32:20 Case Story 1: REPSOL Spain - Solving CDU Ovhd condenser corrssion & pressure drop issue economically 
32:20 - 36:50 Case Story 2: Thai Oil - Debottleneck CDU Ovhd to increase capacity & improve energy efficiency
36:50 - 39:05  Case Story 3: US West Coast Ref - NHT Splitter Ovhd & Reboiler debottleneck with 1 Compabloc
39:05 - 42:15 Case Story 4: Shell Sarnia Canada - FCC Ovhd heat recovery 
42:15 - 47:12  Case Story 5: US Gulf Coast Ref - Alkylation De-Isobutaniser Ovhd Condenser: Capex & Cooling water reduction
47:12 - 56:25  Q&A


About the Webinar

Are you working on solving reliability issues or optimizing distillation/fractionator overhead condenser in your Refinery?

Have a look at this webinar and you’ll learn how to:

• Cost-effectively metal up to solve corrosion issue.
• Reduce pressure drop & lower column operating pressure.
• Do low level heat recovery cost effectively & efficiently.
• Reduce cooling water flow by 30-50%

Our Refinery experts will share their global experience on solving these challenges with the help of case stories from Crude Distillation, FCC, Alkylation & other process units.


Mike Buettner

Mike Buettner is a Refinery Welded Plate Technologist and works with US refineries to implement heat exchanger technology. Mike has worked in the refinery industry for over 25 years, both in the United States and Asia, in various roles within EPC’s, refineries, and technology solution providers. Mike has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.

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About the author

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Sumit Chintawar

Sumit Chintawar is a Refinery Welded Plate Heat Exchanger Technologist at Alfa Laval, working with US refineries to implement welded technology for process reliability and sustainability improvements, also reducing utilities and project capex. Sumit has worked in the refinery Industry for ten years in the Middle East, India and now in the US. He has a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, India, and a Master’s in Business Administration from ICFAI Business School in India.

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