Plate and frame heat exchangers for crude oil coolers

Asked by Normandy 6 years, 2 months ago | 1 Answers

I was told that Plate and frame heat exchangers are preferred for crude oil cooling service. Can anyone share the opinion on this?


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RichS29 6 years, 2 months ago

Plate and frame heat exchangers are preferred for crude oil cooling service. If your crude has Wax then depending on the wax appearance temperature a proper flow direction should be selected.

As per NORSOK-P-100, generally cooler should be co-current to avoid/reduce waxing. But if the wax appearance temperature is less than the cold medium (generally sea water or sea water cooled medium) inlet temperature, a counter-current heat exchanger is recommended. Let me know if it anwsers your question.