The Top Five Cleaning Challenges of the Refining Industry

Keeping heat exchangers clean is a vital aspect of routine maintenance, yet maintenance is often the poor relation of a refinery and where production often has the final say. Fouling will always build up and will continuously cost money in lost energy, asset life, run time, etc. This is especially true of exchangers upstream of your fired heater (the biggest consumer of energy within your plant) as they are fired harder to compensate for the lack of heat exchanger performance.

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