Fouling in hydroprocessing units can impact throughput, process efficiency and energy costs. In the stabilizer tower or the tower reboiler, fouling can reduce column distillation efficiency and potentially lead to a maintenance outage. Nalco Champion monitors your system, evaluates your process streams and analyzes the deposit material to identify the cause of fouling and an appropriate solution to minimise its impacts.
Fouling in the stabilizer lower columns, and even more frequent fouling in the stabilizer reboiler heat exchangers, leads to increased maintenance outages, reducing column distillation efficiencies and on-stream time and causing heat transfer issues. The foulant material is a combination of inorganic (such as salts and iron sulfide) or organic components.