Achieving Reduced Fouling of Cooling Water Exchangers with Stainless Steel Tubes

Iftikhar Kirmani, Khawaja N Mir


Good performance of cooling water heat exchangers plays a vital role in the overall energy efficiency of a chemical plant. Heavy fouling on carbon steel tubes of the cooling water exchangers was causing poor performance and frequent cleaning requirement. The carbon steel tubes were replaced with stainless steel tubes. Improved performance was achieved and cleaning frequency reduced. The paper covers the details of case study and methodology applied for the above changes along with summary of results.


fouling, heat exchanger, SS tubes

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Published by Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE)

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