Waste heat recovery systems for Flue gas in Oil Refineries

Risk of corrosion limits you to recover more heat from flue gas. With polymer heat exchangers you can recover additional heat below the acid dew point without corrosion issues.

Improve fired heater efficiency >95%

Prevent Corrosion & Fouling

Reduce CO2 emissions

Your fired heater is losing 10% - 20% of its energy via the stack

What is keeping you from recovering this waste heat?

2 engineers discussing heat recovery options at an oil refinery

Identifying a robust solution?

Finding a technically feasible solution to recover and reuse waste heat is a challenge.

Corrosion of an industrial heat exchanger

Corrosive and fouling flue gases?

Corrosion and fouling caused by acid condensation prevent further heat recovery to low flue gas temperatures.
Oil refinery engineers handshake. Petrochemical and gas industry successful deal. Cooperation concept.

The business case?

The payback time of waste heat recovery options must be less than 5 years.

HeatMatrix engineers and manufacturers heat exchangers to recover waste heat and improve energy efficiency of Oil Refineries

Save up to 10% energy on your thermal process

Recover waste heat - that is now lost - from flue gas or exhaust air

Your thermal process has waste heat recovery potential

Select your thermal process to find out how

Recover more heat on fired heaters

Fired heaters are used throughout the refinery to heat product streams. Additional heat recovered from flue gas is used for combustion air preheating.

Recover more heat on steam boilers

Steam is made by firing fuels in a boiler. Additional heat recovered from flue gas is used to heat up water or preheat combustion air.
Oil Refinery factory at twilight , petrochemical plant , Petroleum , Chemical Industry

Fired heaters

Fired heaters are used throughout the refinery to heat product streams. Additional heat recovered from flue gas is used for combustion air preheating.

High power gas boiler burners in a cogeneration station

Steam boilers

Steam is made by firing fuels in a boiler. Additional heat recovered from flue gas is used to heat up water or preheat combustion air.

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) of an industrial factory

RTO and Incinerators

Regenerative Thermal Oxydisers are used to remove pollutants from gas streams. Additional heat recovered from the flue gas is used to heat up water or preheat the entering polluted gas stream.

How waste heat recovery systems work

Our waste heat recovery systems for Oil Refineries

Polymer Air Preheater

Warm up combustion air by extracting heat from flue gas. The air preheater is corrosion resistant, easy to maintain and to clean.

Stainless steel or Polymer Economiser

Warm up boiler feed water or make-up water with waste heat from flue gases. The economiser is corrosion resistant and easy to maintain and to clean.

A 100,000 bbl/day refinery can save an additional 14 MW thermal energy and reduce 26,000 ton of CO2 every year

Refinery fired heater - CDU

4% increase of furnace efficiency

Your path to lower CO2 emissions, energy consumption and costs

1

Technical assessment

Our process engineers assess the technical feasibility of additional waste heat recovery on your process. The potential reduction in CO2 emissions and energy costs are determined.

2

Heat exchanger design and Business Case

A proposal is made that shows all technical details and an economic assessment with payback time. You have everything you need for approval to start a feasibility study. 

3

Feasibility study

We support your Engineering partner during the feasibility phase to create the budget estimate you need to get management approval for CAPEX.

FAQ's

Technical assessment of waste heat recovery in your Oil Refinery

Our process engineers assess the technical feasibility of additional heat recovery on your process. The potential reduction in CO2 emissions, energy consumption and costs are determined.

HeatMatrix technical assessment of heat recovery for an oil refinery

We starten uw Heat Recovery Opportunity Scan met 3 korte vragen