Flow through two vertical combined feed exchangers (VCFEs/Texas Towers) at a middle eastern refinery of one of the world’s largest Arabian oil companies had become severely restricted. Just how restricted became apparent when Tube Tech’s cleaning teams started working on them.
Category: TEXAS TOWER VCFE CASE STUDIES
Safety, speed and cleanliness were deemed the most important factors by the 230,00bpd (crude) and 17,000bpd (lubricant) French refinery.
One of the Nordic region’s largest energy companies required fouling removal of three Texas Towers at one of its refineries based in Sweden.
A blocked VCFE / Texas Tower on a large refinery in the Dominican Republic needed tubes unblocking to increase production throughput.
On such a costly and critical item as a VCFE / Texas Tower, it was essential for a Netherlands-based refinery to achieve IRIS standard cleanliness. Tube Tech was recommended to them as the ideal specialist for this challenge.
A Texas Tower / Vertical Combined Feed Exchanger (VCFE) at a refinery on a Caribbean island was suffering badly from blockages and constrictions in the tubes.
A Vertical Combined Feed / Effluent Exchanger (Texas Tower) at a large refinery in Asia suffered from massive performance drop caused by tube bore blockages compounded by inaccessibility to clean using traditional cleaning technology and several attempts at using chemicals.